Creating Split Features
Often when designing plastic parts, it is useful to create mating parts within the same file. To do this, you can use the Split tool to divide a single body into two mating bodies. You can also use the Split tool to split the surfaces on a solid so that they can be manipulated individually. To see how the Split tool is used, open the file named mi_19a_026.ipt in the Chapter 19 directory of the Mastering Inventor 2012 folder, and then follow these steps:
- Expand the Solid Bodies folder in the browser, and notice there is currently only a single solid listed in the folder. You will use the Split tool to divide this into two separate solids.
- On the Model tab's Modify panel, select the Split tool.
- For the Split tool selection, ...