Parametric voids


#1

Hi,


We are trying to work with a parametric model made of solids and voids, but we are having trouble working parametric with voids.


When placing the solids before creating the voids, everything is fine, but if i create the voids first and then move the geometry, the voids doesn't update (see attached pictures).



Is there a way to make the voids parametric so we can be able to move the geometry and constantly make the voids cut all the geometry?



Regards,



#2

Hi,

I have creates a couple of boxes and I use some to subtract / cut them from the others. After I creat the solid I turn their “state” into void. How can I revers this? After I change it to void there is no option to turn it back into solid.

Thanks for your help.


#3

If, when the void is created, it touches a solid, it will automatically cut the solid. If it misses (or a solid isn't there) you have to use Cut Geometry to get it to work. That's just the way it is.


#4

So if i understand what you are saying, i still need to cut geometry after placing all the solids and voids?


It's not that it is a problem for me to place first and then create voids, or use cut geometry, i was just trying to figure out if there was a way for me to do all at once and then place them without need to do anything after.


#5

Yes, for the voids created first, you will need to Cut Geometry via the command on the Modify tab.


#6

One question. Are you using the Cut Geometry tool for those times you place the voids first?