ARSPLIT, AREA, KP1, KP2, TOL, Factor
Splits an area between two keypoints (for models imported from CAD files).
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The ID for the area to be split.
The ID of an existing keypoint within the area. This will be the starting keypoint for the boundary line. You cannot specify a keypoint for KP1 that is already connected to KP2.
The ID of an existing keypoint within the area that will become the end point for the boundary line.
Label to activate user-definable area tolerance. If TOL = TIGHT user-definable tolerances are used and the tolerance factor is specified by Factor.
The user-definable tolerance factor. Valid entries are integer values from 1 (the tightest setting) to 10 (the loosest and default setting). This is only used when TOL = TIGHT.
The ARSPLIT command creates a new boundary line between the specified keypoints, splitting the specified area into two areas sharing that boundary. The command will allow you to specify a keypoint pair such that the resultant boundary line will fall outside of the confines of the specified area; make sure that the keypoints you select do not create such a line.
Use this command to simplify the geometry of a model imported from a CAD file (this is a geometry "cleanup" tool). This tool is available only for models imported from CAD files (Default IGES option).
Normally, the default area tolerance is adequate for the ARSPLIT command. However, occasionally when attempting to split an extremely narrow area the ARSPLIT command can fail due to what the error message calls "numerical inadequacies" and you'll be prompted to try another location for the split. You may be able to split the area at the selected keypoints by tightening the area tolerance. To do this, issue the ARSPLIT command with TOL = TIGHT and Factor as an integer between 1 (the default, and loosest tolerance) and 10. You should remove any areas that are split through these arguments. If such areas remain, they may cause Boolean operations involving those areas to fail.