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Question from Jorge: How can I split a solid's surface using an imprinted curve? Is it possible?
Answer: You would always need to have a surface for that. For example you would need to create 4 imprinted curves to create a surface. With Creo 7, we have the Split Body Command.
Question from Eric: I've often wondered why I would use a spline over a well defined curve. Do you have other applications that splines are preferred, similar to "cleaning up" surface breaks?
Answer: It's all about surface quality. With the Style feature we have direct editing of that spline to really create high order surfaces.
Question from Kevin: With Multi-bodies, can Windchill track each body as a separate part?
Answer: Yes, with Windchill 12, separate bodies can be tracked. This was demonstrated during our Multi-Body Session.
Question from George: Was "replace" command previously called "patch" command?
Answer: It has always been replace. Patch would often describe a different approach for creating a surface.
Question from Geoff: How is the plane determined for the visual mirror...?
Answer: When selecting Visual Mirror it will prompt you for a Plane.
Question from Jordan: For parameter functions such as "trapjar", is there a short list directory that lists these and their uses?
Answer: Some examples are in the Help. I can't paste a link here but just do a search on trapjar.
Question from Raghu: Is it possible to create a separate drawing print for each body (within the same part)?
Answer: Yes, this is possible.
Question from Raghu: So, with multi-body approach, Creo does not have so much of an issue with disjointed pieces of geometry> Hope it does not get confused with mass properties. 😉
Answer: You can have an unlimited amount of Bodies and each body can have its own Material and mass properties. These are not confused.