Get to Know Your CAD Tree Manager in V31

Posted September 29, 2019 5:12 pm   Published by    BobCAD-CAM ">

This topic will explain the CAD Tree Manager and where to find it initially. The CAD Tree Manager in BobCAD-CAM is a solid history tree. It allows you to edit, reorder, and suppress CAD features so you can update the CAD model at any time during the creation process or after. The CAD Tree contains features for each solid or surface body that you create. This includes all Solid and Surface functions, as well as any Utility functions that you use to modify solids. In addition to the feature, a solid item is added to the Solids folder, which provides selection tools for all solid bodies in the graphics area.
Note: Wireframe geometry is not added to the CAD Tree, with one exception: the Shape Library. A feature is added to the CAD Tree for each shape that you create using the Shape Library.
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CAD Tree Location
The CAD Tree Manager is located, by default, on the left side of the application, docked with the Data Entry Manager, the CAM Tree Manager, and the BobART Manager. The location of the CAD Tree Manager, however, can be adjusted to preference, as explained in the “How to Use Your Docking Panes” article. The CAD Tree Manager is what gives you access to the CAD Tree itself.
Features in the CAD Tree
The CAD Tree always contains the following two items:
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After creating or modifying a solid or surface, a CAD feature is added to the tree. If a function creates a solid or surface entity, a corresponding Solid item is added to the Solids folder.
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There you have it, now that you have an idea of how your CAD Tree manager works, feel free to go into your BobCAD software and explore some of the things we talked about. If you don’t have our latest CNC software, click the link below for a full trial version & see the difference BobCAD can make in your shop.

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