Separating Multi-Volume Bodies

The separate command is used to separate a body with multiple volumes into a multiple bodies with single volumes.

To separate a body

  1. On the Command Panel, click on Geometry and then Volume.
  2. Click on the Modify action button.
  3. Select Separate from the drop-down menu.
  4. Enter in the appropriate value for Volume ID(s). This can also be done using the Pick Widget function.
  5. Click Apply.

Separate {Body|Volume} <id_range|all>

Only very rarely will this command be needed. It is provided for the occasional instance that a multi-volume body is found.

Another related command allows the user to control the separation of bodies after webcutting. In most instances the user will want to separate bodies after webcutting. One reason to possibly have this option turned off is to be able to keep track of all the volumes during a webcut. Setting this option to "off" keeps all volumes in the same body. But the more common approach is to name the original body and allow naming to keep track of volumes. This setting is on by default. The syntax is:

Set Separate After Webcut [ON|Off]