Moving bodies in a multi-body part
When you work with multiple solid bodies, you sometimes must adjust their position. The drop-down menu in the Move Bodies command contains three methods for moving a body.
Use Free Drag to perform an unconstrained move on one or more bodies by pressing and dragging the preview profile. You can also use Free Drag to move bodies a precise distance by specifying explicit values.
Move along ray
Use Move along ray to move bodies in a linear direction. Specify an edge or axis to indicate the direction. You can drag the preview profile or move the body precisely by specifying an explicit value.
Use Rotate to adjust the angle of one or more bodies about a specified line or axis. You can drag the preview profile, or specify a precise rotational value.
You can use each method independently, or use the Click to add option to group moves together. Each move consumes memory. Use the Click to add option and group moves into one operation to reduce file size.
You create multiple solid bodies in a part file using modeling commands, or by importing one or more solids using the Derived Component command. Use the Move Bodies command to reposition solid body components.
There are three modes of moving bodies in a part file:
You can use each method as a single move, or you can combine move options by selecting Click to add in the dialog box window. Group multiple moves into one operation to consume the least amount of memory. Inventor records each move in the browser, so you can edit or delete moves at any time.
Move along ray
Spatially moves solid bodies any direction in a multi-body part file. The bodies may be imported derived components, or part bodies created using normal modeling commands.
| ||Move type Selects Free Drag, Move along ray, or Rotate function.|
| ||Bodies Selects the individual part bodies to move.|
|Free Drag||Enter the precise X, Y, or Z offset value. Activate a value entry box and then select the move preview to free drag the selection.|
|Move along ray||Enter the linear offset value. Activate the value entry box and then select the move preview to free drag the selection.|
Specifies the edge or axis to define the linear move direction.
Reverses the positive drag direction.
|Rotate||Enter the precise rotational value. Activate the value entry box and then select the rotational preview to free drag the selection.|
|Rotate Axis|| Specifies the rotational edge or axis.|
Reverses the positive rotation direction.