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Making object copy and moving it

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In this section, I will explain how to make a copy of object like a sketche or a sokid, and to move it to other position.
  1. At first, switch a workbench to Part Design workbenchPartDesign wrokbench and create a solid (if you don't know how to create a solid, please refer to "How to create solid from sketched shape").
    CopyMoveObject1 Creating a solid
  2. In model tree, select the object that you created and select "Copy" on right-click menu.
  3. If the selected object has a dependency object (for example, "Sketch"), a dialog will be shown. So click "Yes" (*if you select "Yes", the object and a dependency object will be copied. If you select "No", only selected object will be copied. I will explain the difference between the two later).
  4. Select any object in model tree and select "Paste" on right-click menu to copy the object.
  5. Coping result is shown below. If you copy a object and a dependency object, the source object and destination object have no relation. So you can edit each object without considering the their dependence. On the one hand, if you don't copy a dependency object, source object and destination object are both depend on the same dependency object (for example, "Sketch") and change of the dependency objects is reflected in both objects (for example, "Pad" and "Pad001").
    CopyMoveObject5 Coping an object and a dependency object
    CopyMoveObject6 Coping only a source object
  6. A source object and a destination object are overlapped completely after copy operation. So we will move the destination object. Select "Sketch001" under Pad001 and select [Edit]-[Placement] in a menu.
  7. You can set translation parameters and rotation parameters (rotation center, the rotation axis, rotation angle) for the object. Set values and click OK to move the destination object.
Sketches can be copied and moved in the same way. If you create a cross-sectional sketch of a shape and make multiple copies of it, you can create a shape that is deformed smoothly with these copies and Loft toolPart_Loft (please refer to "Creating a complex shape by connecting the cross-sections (Loft)" for Loft tool).
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