This section will explain and illustrate how to perform operations on bodies and will provide
recommendations about how to optimize the use of the application. The table below lists the
information you will find.
Reusing your Design
Insert a New Body: Select the Insert -> Body command.
Assemble Bodies: Select the required body, the Insert -> Boolean Operations ->
Assemble command and the target body.
Intersect Bodies: Select the first body, the Insert -> Boolean Operations -> Intersect
command and the second body.
Add Bodies: Select the body to be added, the Insert -> Boolean Operations -> Add
command and the target body.
Remove Bodies: Select the body to be removed, the Insert -> Boolean Operations ->
Remove command and the target body.
Trim Bodies: Select the body to be trimmed and the Insert -> Body.1.object -> Union
Trim... command. Click the Faces to remove field and select the desired faces. Click
the Faces to keep field and select the desired faces.
Remove Lumps: Select Part Body and Part Body object -> Remove Lump... contextual
command. Click the Faces to remove field and select the desired faces.
Inserting a New Body
This task shows you how to insert a new body into the part.
For example, open the Add1.CATPart document.
This is the initial part, composed of Part Body and two bodies:
Select the Insert -> Body command.
The command is now available via an icon. You can display the Insert Body
icon by using the View -> Toolbars -> Insert command.
The result is immediate. CATIA displays this new body referred to as "Body.3"
in the specification tree. It is underlined, indicating that it is the active body.
You can now construct this new body using the diverse commands available in
this workbench or in other workbenches.
You will notice that Part Body and Body.3 are autonomous. The operations
you would accomplish on any of them would not affect the integrity of the other
one. Now, if you wish to combine them, r