MicroStation CONNECT Edition Update 10 introduces a new exciting 3D modeling feature:
The Associative Extraction of Edges and Faces.
This tools lets you extract edges and faces from parametric solids keeping associativity with their parents elements.
The new Associative Extraction Tool works pretty much as the standard Extract Tool, it only adds a few more options, including Offsetting the extracted associative face and a couple more behavioural settings.
These new "Associative Elements" can then be used as input elements for new parametric features, allowing you to drive very complex models with just a bunch of variables or pieces of geometry.
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As this is a Technology Preview feature, remember that it is still not to be used in production environment or with production data.
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