You can use the Replace face tool to directly modify complex, non-planar faces, even if they are imported or native. The tool extends or trims faces according to the new face you select. This tool extends or trims any face that you select; so, as its name suggests, the face you select is replaced by a new face.
For example, use this tool to attach a knob and a board. Attaching these bodies means that one face of the knob and one face of the board must be “glued together.” With the tool, you can replace the knob’s face with the board’s and ultimately create a complex body: a door.
Follow these steps to use Replace face.
- Prepare two separate bodies, like a handle and pan.
You need to replace the face of one body with the face of the second body.
- Go to Tools > Replace face.
- Select the face on the handle that you want to replace. This face will be removed.
- Select Next. If you have selected the wrong face, then select Cancel and then the correct surface.
- Select the face (on the frying pan) that you want to replace with the handle’s surface.
The surface you replace can be extruded to meet the new surface.
a. If the replacing body has two sides, like a cylindrical body, and you want the face to be replaced to reach the other side of the cylindrical body, then leave the OTHER SIDE switch turned off.
b. If you don’t want the replaced face to reach the other side of the cylindrical body, turn on the OTHER SIDE switch.
- Select Cancel to make any corrections.
- Select Done to finalize the replacement.
💡Shortcut💡: If you select the face you want to replace first, the menu is customized automatically. From this adaptive menu, go to Menu > More > Replace face.
When you’re done replacing faces, select Done.