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How do I use the new functions 'Subdivide' and 'Allowed deformation' on the 'CAD Modifications' toolbar?

  • Software:

    Advance Design
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  • Question:

    How do I use the new functions 'Subdivide' and 'Allowed deformation' on the 'CAD Modifications' toolbar?
  • Type:

    Modeling
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Answer


The Advance Design "CAD Modifications" toolbar contains two new functions (compared to Effel Structure): "Subdivide" and "Allowed deformation".

How do I use the new functions 'Subdivide' and 'Allowed deformation' on the 'CAD Modifications' toolbar


1. "Subdivide" function
This command divides a linear element in a certain number of elements of the same length

1.1 Select the object to subdivide:

How do I use the new functions 'Subdivide' and 'Allowed deformation' on the 'CAD Modifications' toolbar


1.2 Launch the "Subdivide" command using the toolbar or from the menu: Modify / CAD / Subdivide.

1.3 Enter a numeric value when the command line displays the following message:

How do I use the new functions 'Subdivide' and 'Allowed deformation' on the 'CAD Modifications' toolbar


How do I use the new functions 'Subdivide' and 'Allowed deformation' on the 'CAD Modifications' toolbar


> This command can also subdivide a linear or planar element using a reference object such as a line or a linear element.

1.4 Select the subdividing reference object (in this example, a linear element):

How do I use the new functions 'Subdivide' and 'Allowed deformation' on the 'CAD Modifications' toolbar


1.5 Launch the Subdivide command from the toolbar or from the menu: Modify / CAD / Subdivide (or by pressing (Ctrl + B)).

1.6 Select the element to subdivide and press Enter.

How do I use the new functions 'Subdivide' and 'Allowed deformation' on the 'CAD Modifications' toolbar


2. "Allowed deformation" command

> When the function is enabled: How do I use the new functions 'Subdivide' and 'Allowed deformation' on the 'CAD Modifications' toolbar
The object extremity grip points are highlighted in red. Selecting the grip points allows changing the object's length:

How do I use the new functions 'Subdivide' and 'Allowed deformation' on the 'CAD Modifications' toolbar


> When the function is disabled: How do I use the new functions 'Subdivide' and 'Allowed deformation' on the 'CAD Modifications' toolbar
The object extremity grip points of the objects are highlighted in blue. The extremity points and the center point can be selected and used for moving the object. It is also possible to copy the object by keeping the CTRL key pressed.

How do I use the new functions 'Subdivide' and 'Allowed deformation' on the 'CAD Modifications' toolbar