Category Archives: Tips & Tricks

TopSolid 7 Tips & Tricks #11

Sometimes you want to go back in your design and maybe even insert a new feature at that earlier stage.

What i used to do was to go to my operations tree (or feature tree if you like) and then change the modeling stage there.
But what i didn´t know was that in TopSolid 7 you can just as easily do the same thing using on the contextual menu which is only as far away as a touch of a button!

Edit: And of course as S Gasmi pointed out in the comment below you can also use the contextual menu to add the new fillet.

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TopSolid 7 Tips & Tricks #4

The Sketch Deformation tool (Sketch > Spatial > Deformation) makes it possible to tranform a line into a circle arc. 

With deformation activated select the line and while pressing the left mouse button you can drag it to suitable position and then release the mouse button.

Obviously, if the line is constrained with for example an alignment constraint this will stop the command from completing the operation.

This command does not allow the reverse transformation to be made (transformation of an arc into a line).

Contribution by Saad

Source for info on Deformation Tool: TopSolid7 Online Help

Tutorial: How to create your own standard profile

So, it´s now 2010 and yet another year has passed. Infact we just closed the books on a whole decade! And here we are, already starting a brand new one.

To kick of the new decade here´s a tutorial on how to create your own standard profile in TopSolid 7:

  • Create a new document : 2d Model ( in Spécial).
  • Create your sketch and parameters

In this example, the center point will be no Internal.

  • In Tools menu, Provide function.

  • Select Standard Profile.
  • Publish your point : give it  an explicite name : “Center point” for example.

  • Make your document a Virtual document. (Menu TS7 / File / Virtual document)
  • Save your document.
  • Create a new document Family ( In Advanced)
  • Push your 2d Model in the graphics area.
  • Push your parameter in the folder : Drivers

  • Give an explicite description : When you use it, the question is “Description” ?

  • Save and chek In your family.

Now, You are ok to use it.

Contribution by Saad