Extracting Bodies From Other Objects In Siemens NX®(Illustrated Expression)

You can obtain an independent body from other bodies in Siemens NX®. You can do this kind of thing with the ‘Extract Geometry’ command. In this article, we will explain how to extract bodies from another body in Siemens NX® with the ‘Extract Geometry’ command, with a very basic example below.

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How To Extract Bodies In Siemens NX®?

Another body will be extracted from this object.

For example, we want to extract another body from this geometry above in Siemens NX®.

Click on the ‘Extract Geometry’ command in Siemens NX®.

To do it, click on the pop-up menu named ‘More’ as shown by the green arrow then click on the ‘Extract Geometry’ command as shown by the green box above.

Select the ‘Body’ option in the ‘Extract Geometry’ command.

After entering the command, click on the ‘Body’ option from the pop-up menu as in the green box.

Select the required body or bodies in Siemens NX®.

Select the required body that the copy of it will be obtained as shown by the green arrow above. The settings above are very important to know about the ‘Extract Geometry’ command in Siemens NX®.

Associative: If you select this option, created geometry will not be an independent body from its parent object. There will be a link between the parent and the extracted body.

Hide Original: If you choose this option, the parent object will disappear from the drawing screen of Siemens NX®.

Use Display Properties Of Parent Object: If you assigned some kinds of appearances or colors to your parent body, the same appearance properties will be valid for the new object if you select this option.

Copy ThreadsAll the parent properties of parent objects will be copied to the newly created body.

If you are done with extracting bodies with the ‘Extract Geometry’ command in Siemens NX®, click on the ‘OK’ or ‘Apply’ button as shown in the red box above.


The use of the ‘Extract Geometries’ command to extract bodies in Siemens NX® is very simple like above. Leave your comments and questions about the ‘Extract Body’ command in Siemens NX®!

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