DriveWorks Pro 15: Boss/Base Features [send feedback...]

Introduction

This document describes the types of rules that can be applied to models that have advanced feature parameters captured.

Driving advanced feature dimensions increases model generation time. Where possible capture feature dimensions (distances, numbers and angles) as dimensions rather than an advanced feature parameter.

During model generation captured dimensions are driven before captured advanced feature parameters. If the advanced feature parameter has also been captured as a dimension the value being driven into the advanced feature parameter will override the captured dimension.

Boss/Base

ParameterTypeDescription
D1DepthDistanceSet the Depth for the extrusion in direction 1. In the case of an OffsetFromSurface end condition, set the offset distance in direction 1.
D1DraftAngleAngleSet the draft angle of a drafted extrusion in direction 1
D1ApplyDraftTrue/FalseSet whether a draft is applied to the extrusion in direction 1
D1DraftOutwardsTrue/FalseSet a drafted extrusion in direction 1 to draft outwards
D1EndCondition

One of the following values:

Blind

ThroughAll

UpToNext

MidPlane

Define the extrusion with D1Depth

Set the feature to extrude through all features above the sketch plane in direction 1

Set the feature to extrude up to the next surface above the sketch plane in direction 1

Set the feature to extrude in both directions from the sketch plane with a total extrusion depth defined by D1Depth

D1ReverseOffsetTrue/FalseFor an OffsetFromSurface end condition extrusion, set the direction in which the offset is applied
D1TranslateSurfaceTrue/FalseFor an OffsetFromSurface end condition extrusion, set the end of the extrusion to be a translation of the reference surface
BothDirectionsTrue/FalseEnable the feature to extrude in both direction 1 and direction 2
D2DepthDistanceSet the Depth for the extrusion in direction 2. In the case of an OffsetFromSurface end condition, set the offset distance in direction 2.
D2DraftAngleAngleSet the draft angle of a drafted extrusion in direction 2
D2ApplyDraftTrue/FalseSet whether a draft is applied to the extrusion in direction 2
D2DraftOutwardsTrue/FalseSet a drafted extrusion in direction 2 to draft outwards
D2EndCondition

One of the following values:

Blind

ThroughAll

UpToNext

Define the extrusion with D2Depth

Set the feature to extrude through all features above the sketch plane in direction 2

Set the feature to extrude up to the next surface above the sketch plane in direction 2

D2ReverseOffsetTrue/FalseFor an OffsetFromSurface end condition extrusion, set the direction in which the offset is applied
D2TranslateSurfaceTrue/FalseFor an OffsetFromSurface end condition extrusion, set the end of the extrusion to be a translation of the reference surface
FromType

One of the following values:

SketchPlane

Offset

Set the starting end of the extrusion to be coincident with the sketch plane

Set the starting end of the extrusion to be offset from the sketch plane

FromOffsetDistanceDistanceSet the offset distance for an offset start condition extrusion
FromOffsetReverseTrue/FalseSet the direction in which the offset is applied for an offset start condition extrusion
MergeTrue/FalseSet the extrusion to merge with any intersecting bodies (not possible for the if the extrusion is the first body in the part)
ReverseDirectionTrue/FalseSet the direction in which a single direction extrusion extends from the sketch plane

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