Replacing a Body

You can replace only bodies that underwent Boolean operations (for more see Associating Bodies).

This task shows you how to replace a trimmed body with a basic body. As this basic body is not trimmed, during the operation you will have to redefine the Union Trim operation.

Open the ReplaceBody.CATPart document.
  1. Select Body. 3 as the body to be replaced.

  2. Right-click and select Replace....
    The Replace dialog box is displayed.

  3. Select Body.4 as the replacing body.
    Note that:

    • replacing bodies cannot be used for previous Boolean operations. 

    • they can belong to the Part under study or to an external part.

  4. A Replace Viewer windows displays to help you select the replacing face. Select Face/Pad.3/Body.4 as the replacing face, directly from the geometry. Once the replacing face has been selected, a green arrow appears on it.

  5. Click OK to confirm and close the dialog box.
    Body.3 has been replaced with Body.4.