Name BODIES Once and For All

Article by Alin Vargatu, CSWE updated November 28, 2011


Have you noticed how your Solid or Surface Bodies are taking the name of the last feature applied to them (fig.1).

Fig. 1 - Bodies taking the name of the last feature.

This behavior continues as you add new features and can be a source for confusion. Fortunately the solution is quite simple.

Just manually name the bodies (fig.2).

Fig. 2 - Bodies renamed by the user

If you do that, SolidWorks will have more respect for them and will not dare to change their name when new features are applied.



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Alin Vargatu, CSWE

Alin is a SOLIDWORKS Elite Applications Engineer and an avid contributor to the SOLIDWORKS Community. Alin has presented multiple times at SOLIDWORKS World, Technical Summits, and User Group Meetings, while being very active on the SOLIDWORKS Forum.