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Split Feature Clarification

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Split Feature Clarification

There seems to be some confusion on what I am asking about. I realize
there is an option to change the color of just a surface or quilts, but
that is not what I'm concerened about. The split in the model is what I'm
looking for. Is there a feature that will put a black line in and act like
the model is divided without making a new part? The cosmetic groove is an
option, but it puts a blue line in and it keeps the model as one surface.
I would like it to divide it into 2 surfaces, but acts as still one part.

Thanks,

Aaron Banik

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Re: Split Feature Clarification

Use a curve


> "Aaron Banik" <-> 04/22/04 09:02AM >>>
There seems to be some confusion on what I am asking about. I realize
there is an option to change the color of just a surface or quilts, but
that is not what I'm concerened about. The split in the model is what I'm
looking for. Is there a feature that will put a black line in and act like
the model is divided without making a new part? The cosmetic groove is an
option, but it puts a blue line in and it keeps the model as one surface.
I would like it to divide it into 2 surfaces, but acts as still one part.

Thanks,

Aaron Banik

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Re: Split Feature Clarification

I could be dead wrong, but don't think there's a way to do what you want to
do.

Try the following....

(1) Extrude a circle, first in one direction then in the opposite direction
to give you two cylindrical surfaces.

(2) Assign color to each surface.

(3) Merge the two surfaces. Since (I guess) the surfaces are curvature
continuous the merge replaces the two surfaces with a single cylindrical
surface (vs. stitching the two into a quilt) and uses the color of the
master surface. (If I remember correctly, it's been a while since I was
trying to do something similar to what you are doing.)

The only way I've been able to create a cylinder with different colors is to
copy, trim, offset / thicken a very small distance. Unless someone can come
up with a method (I'm all ears) I think I'd model as seperate parts. (Just
curious, why are you worried about keeping the number of parts down?)

Re: Split Feature Clarification

When I have wanted to do what I think you are describing is to create a small cut which is visually very similar to what you would actually have if you assemble two parts. This will show a a line, and will divide the surfaces. It adds a feature to the model, but I think it will suit your requirement.

Brian York <-> wrote:Use a curve


> "Aaron Banik" <-> 04/22/04 09:02AM >>>
There seems to be some confusion on what I am asking about. I realize
there is an option to change the color of just a surface or quilts, but
that is not what I'm concerened about. The split in the model is what I'm
looking for. Is there a feature that will put a black line in and act like
the model is divided without making a new part? The cosmetic groove is an
option, but it puts a blue line in and it keeps the model as one surface.
I would like it to divide it into 2 surfaces, but acts as still one part.

Thanks,

Aaron Banik

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