About the Move Feature User Interface

The Move tab consists of a tab with commands, tabs, a dragger, and shortcut menus.

Shortcut Menus

Right-click the graphics window to access shortcut menu commands. The shortcut menu commands available are context sensitive to the type of move selected.

Selecting surfaces

• Geometry Rule Surfaces—Opens the Geometry Rules dialog box.

• Shape Surfaces—Opens the Shape Surface Sets dialog box.

• Tangent Surfaces—Selects tangent surfaces.

• Solid Surfaces—Selects all solid surface.

Propagation and attachment:

• References

◦ Move surfaces—Collects surfaces to move.

◦ Exclude surfaces—Collects surfaces to exclude from the move operation.

◦ Move curves and datums—Collects curves and datums to add to the move operation.

• Optional references

◦ Pattern/Symmetry/Mirror Feature—Collects a pattern, mirror, pattern recognition, or symmetry recognition feature used to propagate the move feature to all instances such that the pattern, mirror, or symmetry is maintained.

◦ Extend and intersect—Extends surfaces of the selected moved geometry and the remaining surface until they intersect.

◦ Create side surfaces—Creates surfaces that connect edges to cover the gap left when a surface moves.

◦ Bounding edges—Collects edges that act as boundaries for geometry.

◦ Splitting surfaces—Splits surfaces shared by two solids when only one solid moves.

◦ Extending surfaces—Extends a surface to the moved geometry.

• Clear—Clears the last selection collector.

• Add condition—Opens the Conditions dialog box so you can add a new condition, and select a geometric reference and a type of condition.

• Create default conditions—Adds default conditions to the vertices of the dragged geometry. The vertices are automatically created to maintain tangency.

• Next solution—Finds the next solution.

• Previous solution—Finds the previous solution when there are multiple solutions.

Additional commands for dragger placement.

• References > Origin—Defines the origin of the dragger.

References > Orientation—Defines the orientation of the dragger.

Additional commands for moves defined using dimensions.

• Optional references > Dimension References—Collects two dimension references.

• Add Dimension—Adds a new set of dimension references.

Additional commands for moves defined using assembly constraints.

• Optional references > Both collectors—Makes both reference collectors active.

• Optional references > Select moving geometry item—Activates the moving geometry collector.

• Optional references > Select fixed geometry item—Activates the fixed geometry collector.

• Flip Constraint—Flips the direction of the constraint.

• Fix Constraint—Creates a fixed constraint.

Commands

On the Flexible Modeling tab, use the following commands to choose the type of move and open the Move tab.

• Move type button list:

◦ —Moves geometry using the dragger.

◦ —Moves geometry by defining dimensions.

◦ —Moves geometry using placement constraints.

On the Move tab, use the following commands.

• Move type button list:

◦ —Moves geometry using the dragger.

◦ —Moves geometry by defining dimensions.

◦ —Moves geometry using placement constraints.

• —Creates a copy of the selected geometry to move to a new location.

• —Creates surfaces between the moved surface and the original side surfaces, or extends the neighboring surfaces of the moved surface until they intersect the moved surface.

• —Modifies the geometry that is next to the moved geometry to maintain existing tangency.

The following options are available for tangent surfaces.

• Origin—Defines the origin of the dragger for tangent surfaces.

• Orientation—Defines the orientation of the dragger for tangent surfaces.

The following options are available for moves defined using constraints.

• Constraint list—Lists available placement constraints.

◦ Automatic—Shows available constraints in the list after you choose a reference.

◦ Coincident—Positions the moving geometry to be coincident with the fixed geometry reference.

◦ Parallel—Positions the moving geometry to be parallel to the fixed geometry reference.

◦ Angle Offset—Positions the moving geometry at an angle to the fixed geometry reference.

◦ Distance—Positions the moving geometry to be offset from the fixed geometry reference by a set distance. Type a value in the box

◦ Normal—Positions the moving geometry normal to the fixed geometry reference.

◦ Coplanar—Positions the moving geometry coplanar to the fixed geometry reference.

◦ Centered—Centers the moving geometry and the fixed geometry reference.

◦ Tangent—Positions two references of different types so that they face each other. The point of contact is a tangent.

◦ Fix—Fixes the current location of the geometry that was moved.

• Offset box—Specifies the offset value. Type a value in the box.

• —Flips the direction of the offset.

Tabs

Use the tabs for selecting surfaces to move, attachment of the move surface to the base geometry, defining symmetry, and defining splitting and extending surfaces in addition to other tasks.

• References—Shows the surfaces to move, surfaces to exclude, and the curves and datums to move. Click Details to open the Surface Sets dialog box.

◦ Transform selected attachment rounds/chamfers check box—Moves the selected rounds and chamfers that attach the moved geometry to the model. If not checked, the selected attaching rounds and chamfers are removed and optionally recreated.

• Steps—Shows the move steps. This tab is available when you click Move using Dragger or on the Move tab.

• Dimensions—Shows the reference surfaces and move dimensions. This tab is available when you click Move by Dimension or on the Move tab.

• Placement—Shows the constraint type, references selected, and offset type and value. This tab is available when you click Move using Constraints or on the Move tab.

• Attachment—Shows options for attaching the moved geometry to the original geometry.

◦ is selected:

▪ Create side surfaces—Creates surfaces between the moved surface and the original side surfaces.

▪ Extend side surfaces—Extends the neighboring surfaces of the moved surface until they intersect the moved surface.

▪ Create round/chamfer geometry—Creates round or chamfer geometry in the new location after the geometry selection is moved and attached. Closes gaps created by moving geometry.

◦ is not selected:

▪ Attach moved geometry (default)—Reattaches the moved geometry to the same solid or quilt where it was originally attached.

▪ Create round/chamfer geometry (default)—Specifies whether to create round or chamfer geometry after the geometry selection is moved and attached. Closes gaps created by moving geometry and recreates rounds or chamfers in the new location. Available when Attach moved geometry is selected.

▪ Store attachment properties—Store the attachment properties to use when you reattach the moved geometry to the model. Available when Attach moved geometry is not selected.

▪ Create side surfaces—Creates surfaces that connect edges to cover the gap left when a surface moves. Click Details to open the Chain dialog box.

▪ Extend and intersect—Extends surfaces of the selected moved geometry and the remaining surface until they intersect. Click Details to open the Chain dialog box.

▪ Bounding edges—Collects edges that act as boundaries for geometry. Click Details to open the Chain dialog box.

▪ Next—Finds the next solution.

▪ Previous—Finds the previous solution when there are multiple solutions.

▪ Maintain solution topology—Fails regeneration when the model changes and the same solution type can not be reconstructed.

• Conditions—Contains the conditions for controlling tangency propagation.

◦ Create default conditions check box—Adds default conditions to the vertices of the dragged geometry. The vertices are automatically created to maintain tangency.

◦ Conditions list—Shows the user-defined conditions for controlling tangency propagation.

▪ Add new—Adds a new condition.

▪ Reference collector—Shows the geometric entity to which the selected condition applies.

▪ Type—Displays the condition type applied to the selected reference.

• Options

◦ Propagate to Pattern/Symmetry—Shows a pattern, mirror, pattern recognition, or symmetry recognition feature that is used to propagate the move feature to all instances such that the pattern, mirror, or symmetry is maintained.

◦ Extending surfaces—Collects extending surfaces to be split.

◦ Splitting surfaces—Collects the surface to be extended when splitting surfaces.

◦ Flip—Switches between the split surfaces. When it is used for a move with split, the geometry being moved and the stationary geometry are switched.

• Properties—Shows the name of the feature. Click to display information in the browser.