Shows volumes and areas of interference between two sets of ACIS entities.
The Platinum edition additionally shows volumes of interference between two sets of ACIS solids, and then optionally creates new ACIS solids from the common portions of pairs of intersecting solids, placing them on layer "Interferences."
Accessing the Command
command bar: interfere
menu bar: Model | 3D Solids| Interfere
toolbar: 3D Solids |
Prompts you in the command bar:
Select* first set of Acis objects or [Nested selection/Settings] <Nested selection>: (Choose one or more 3D solids or 2D regions to make up the first set, or else type N or S)
Entities in set: 1
Select* first set of Acis objects or [Nested selection/Settings] <Nested selection>: (Choose more ACIS entities, or else press Enter to continue)
Select* second set of entities or [Nested selection/Settings/checK first set] <checK first set>: (Choose one or more 3D solids or 2D regions to form the second set, or choose an option)
Entities in set: 1
Select* second set of entities or [Nested selection/Settings/checK first set] <checK first set>: (Choose more ACIS entities, or else press Enter to continue)
Comparing 1 solid against 1 solid.
Interfering solids (first set): 1
(second set): 1
Interfering pairs: 1
Created 1 interference solid on layer Interferences
The interference solid(s) remain(s) in the drawing when the command ends.
* Entities which are on the layer set by the INTERFERELAYER system variable, are not accepted, as it is considered the output layer only .
|Note: When you select an interference entity in the model or in the Structure panel, the originating entities, highlight along with the selected interference entity.|
Select first set of Acis objects
Specifies the first set of ACIS entities: choose one or more 3D solids and/or 2D regions.
You can respond with all to place all ACIS entities into a set, and then later use the Check first Set option to check them against each other; this obviates the need to create two sets of entities.
Selects ACIS entities inside blocks or xrefs; prompts you:
Displays a dialog box:
Select second set of Acis objects
Specifies the second set of ACIS entities: choose one or more 3D solids and/or 2D regions.
The entities in the first set are compared with the entities in the second set.
checK first set
|Checks the interference of entities in the first set, when it contains two or more entities, and then creates interference enty(ies) of them.|
|INTERFERELAYER||Interference layer||Specifies the layer for interference entities.|
|INTERFERECOLOR||Interference color||Specifies the color for interference entities.|
|INTERFEREOBJVS||Interference object visual style||Specifies the interference entities visual style.|
|INTERFEREVPS||Interference viewport visual style||Specifies the interference checking visual style for the viewport.|
Extrude - extrudes 2D entities into 3D solid models.
Intersect - removes volumes not in common between two solid models.
MassProp - reports the mass properties of 3D solid models and 2D regions.
Region - creates 2D regions from 2D entities.
Revolve - revolves 2D entities into 3D solid models.
Section - creates 2D regions from 3D models.
Slice - cuts 3D solids into two parts.
SolidEdit - edits the bodies, faces, and edges of 3D models.
Subtract - removes one solid model from a second.
Union - joins two or more solid models into a single entity.