Duplicating Geometrical Sets and
Ordered Geometrical Sets

This task shows how to duplicate geometrical sets and ordered geometrical sets from the specification tree.

Open the PowerCopyStart1.CATPart document.

  1. Click Duplicate Geometrical Set , or select Insert > Advanced Replication Tools > Duplicate Geometrical Set... from the menu bar.

  2. Select the geometrical set to be duplicated (here Geometrical Set.3).

    It can be selected within the current .CATPart document, or from any other .CATPart document.
  3. Select the Destination.

  4. Complete the Inputs within the dialog box by selecting the adequate element in the geometric area.

  5. If needed, click Use identical name to automatically select all the elements with the same name.

    This is especially useful when the input is the same one repeated several times.
    Check Repeat to be able to repeat the duplication.
    In this case, once you click OK in the Insert Object dialog box, the latter remains open, the Geometrical Set's Inputs are listed and ready to be replaced by new inputs, as described above.
    Parameters modified using Parameters are retained for the next instantiation.
    To exit the command, either deselect Repeat or click Cancel.
  6. Click OK.

    The new geometrical set is created in the specification tree.
    The identifiers of copied elements are incremented with respect to the original elements. The original elements and copied elements can be edited independently.