Part Design Glossary

Term



Description

Body

Inserts new body into the part, as seen on the tree.

Chamfer

Creates a slope edge/chamfer feature to the selected edges of the part.

Constraint

Creates a geometric or dimension relation between two or more profiles. These relationships are a restriction to the profile.

Deactivate

To deactivate the behavior of a feature, visually and geometrically.

Draft Angle

A feature provided with a face with an angle by adding or removing material from the product.

Edge Filler

Rounding of an interior or exterior corner of the part

Groove

A feature which will cut a specific shape out of the part; this is done by revolving a profile about an axis, which will relate to the material to be removed from the part.

Hole

A feature corresponding to an opening through a feature. Holes can be simple, tapered, counterbored, countersunk or counterdrilled.

Mirror

A feature created by duplicating a part with a respect to a plane. The duplication is defined by symmetry.

Pad

A feature created by extruding a profile.

Part

A 3D entity obtained by combining different features.

Part Body

A component of a part made of a combination of several features. i.e. comprises of a number of parts.

Pattern

A set of similar features repeated in the same part.

Pocket

A feature corresponding to an opening through a feature. The shape of the opening is controlled by the 2D sketch/profile that is created by the user.

Profile

A closed shape including arcs and lines created by the profile command in sketch.

Reorder

An operation that allows rearrangement of creations in the tree to allow a more organised structure.

Rib

Creates a rib by sweeping a user-created profile along a center curve.

Scaling

Resizes a feature to a percentage of their initial size.

Shaft

Creates a 3D body by revolving a sketch about an axis.

Shell

Creates a shell out of an existing 3D part by specifying one or more thicknesses.

Sketch

Creates a 2D profile on a plane or the surface of an object.

Slot

A feature consisting of a passage through a part obtained by sweeping a user defined profile along a center curve.

Split

Divides a body into different parts by using a plane or face.

Stiffener

A feature used for reinforcing a part body by adding material in between two parts.