The Zone Modeling extends the potentialities of Global Shape Modeling, allowing you to apply all GSM functionalities to the selected zones (faces) of a solid model. This innovative technology can be used effectively to change locally and a posteriori all kind of solids. Whether in native or foreign format, maintaining complete associativity and requiring less overall time than the traditional approach.
This approach is particularly useful for designing consumer products where the style characteristics represent a high added value and they sum up to the mechanical and functional characteristics of a product.
The unique flexibility of the Zone Modeling feature allows designers to apply controlled changes to a certain area at any time of the manufacturing process and to propagate them to the subsequent features already present in the model, without redefining them.
The Zone Modeling provides users with very advanced tools to modify 3D shapes. In particular, it is possible to take advantage of the Advanced Zone Modeling command (AZM) to apply a local modification to selected zones of a parametric model. It is also possible to add a draft angle to more or less complex solids by using the Advanced Zone Draft command (AZD).
Both commands allow you to directly interact with the Model Structure (Hierarchy Tree), modifying not only the geometric structure but also the topological one, which defines the model properties.
Let’s have a closer look at the potentialities of the Advanced Zone Modeling command when used on a parametric model!