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Multibody - How to save out a single body to .stp, .stl?

mneumueller
16-Pearl

Multibody - How to save out a single body to .stp, .stl?

Hello everyone and welcome to another blog post in this multibody blog series.

This is a mini-post based on a question that I received:
“If I have a designed a multibody model, how can I save out a single body to STEP , .STL or any other format?”

The answer is pretty straightforward and involves either the remove-body feature (see blog post #10) or construction bodies (see blog post #13) or derived models (see blog post #12 and later).

 

Method #1:

  • Remove all other bodies using the remove-body feature
  • Export(“Save A Copy”) the model to your desired format
  • Undo the remove / delete the remove-body feature / suppress the remove-body feature

Method #2:

  • Set all other bodies to “Construction body”
  • Invoke Export(“Save A Copy”) the model to your desired format
  • Open the “Options”-menu in the “Save A Copy” dialog and ensure the Construction Body checkbox is unchecked
  • Finishing the operation will then only save the remaining (non-construction) body
  • The problem here might be that you need to remember which bodies to unset as construction afterwards if applicable

Method #3:

  • Create a derived model that only contains the body to be saved
  • The easiest way to do this would be to select the body and then invoke “Create part from body” from the right mouse button menu. This creates a new part only containing the selected body allowing you to export it on its own

Or

  • Create new part and bring the desired body into the new part manually by using  the “External Copy Geometry” feature

Thanks for reading.  I hope it was informative.
If you liked it, give it a Kudo.

 

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Enjoy!....Martin

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