Converts a selected set of faces to a form feature.
This command converts a selected set of faces to a form feature or explodes form features into flanges and bends:
For example: if you insert and dissolve the Cardguide form feature from the library, SMCONVERT recognizes two forms features because their geometry is separated. A manual selection of the form feature faces when executing SMFORM solves the problem.
In Explode mode, the command dissolves the form feature and tries to recognize its geometry as flanges and bends. This can be helpful if SMCONVERT incorrectly recognizes the design as a form feature.
Options within the command
- Create new form feature
- Creates new form features.
- Explode form feature
- Explodes existing form features into flanges and bends.
Note: At least one face of each form feature to be exploded must be selected.
- COnvert to form
- Allows converting bead and bevel features in forms.