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Specifies the groups and grid planes for a Copy Similar family.

Overview

The Copy Similar method uses a user-defined family of similar grid planes to define what structural objects are copied and to maintain the relationships between the objects to check for modifications. You define a family by selecting the grid planes for each group in the family.

In the following example, Group1 is the source group. The software finds all plate systems that use the Group1 transverse grid plane as the surface definition. The software then finds all children of the plate system (seams, stiffeners, openings, and features). Finally, the software finds all the objects that are bounded by either the select grid plane or the plate systems defined by the grid plane and all their children.

You can use one grid plane or multiple grid planes in each group to define the family.

In this example, one grid plane defines each group, with Group1 being the source group to be cloned for the family.

.G 1      

.G 2      

.G 3      

.G 4      

F60

F80

F100

F120

In the next example, two transverse grid planes define each group, with Group1 being the source group to be cloned for the family. Objects between the grid planes, but related to the grid planes, are also included.

.G 1      

.G 2      

.G 3      

.G 4      

F60

F80

F100

F120

F62

F82

F102

F122

Dialog Box Controls

Name

Type a name for the family. This name must be unique among all family names.

Standard

Defines the Copy Similar Family by specifying one or more rows of grid planes to be used for the groups. For example:

.G 1      

.G 2      

.G 3      

.G 4      

F60

F80

F100

F120

F61

F81

F101

F121

F62

F82

F102

F122

F63

F83

F103

F123

F64

F84

F104

F124

Overlapping

Defines the Copy Similar Family by specifying a range of grid planes, but ignores structure that overlaps from one group to the next. For example, in the both the Standard and By Range examples, a transverse bulkhead could be at the end of the F60-F61 range, but could also be at the beginning of the F61-F62 range. The Overlapping option prevents the F61 bulkhead from being created twice.

By Range

Defines the Copy Similar Family by specifying a range of grid planes. All grid planes within a range are included. In this example, the results are the same as the five rows specified for the Standard example:

.G 1      

.G 2      

.G 3      

.G 4      

F60

F80

F100

F120

F64

F84

F104

F124

Range Growth Value

Type a value for the range required for selecting the Copy candidates.

.G X

Displays the groups that you have defined for this family. Check the corresponding box for the group that you want to copy to the other groups. To add a group to the family, click Insert group. To remove a group from the family, click Remove group. The name of the group can be modified. For example, .G 1 can be changed to Group 1 or F60 - 62 Group.

Insert group

Adds a new group to the family.

Remove group

Removes the selected group from the family.

Insert corresponding item (row)

Inserts another row. Click this button when you want to define a group using multiple grid planes.

Copy MfgData

Copies manufacturing objects.

Target Parent System

Copies the target objects in the specified parent system. Click the browse button to select a different parent system.

See Also

Copy by Family
Copy By Family Log Files
Create a copy similar family using a single grid plane
Create a copy across models family using multiple grid planes
Delete a copy similar family
Modify a copy similar family
Select Copy Family Dialog Box