Geometry Publisher is CadActive’s tool for automating the creation of published geometry and interface features in parts. 


To read more about the CadActive settings that can be configured for the Geometry Publisher, check out Geometry Publisher Settings.

Datum Publishing

When the active model is open, Geometry Publisher can be accessed by selecting the icon on the CadActive tab on the ribbon.

When Geometry Publisher opens, it presents a dual-tree view of datums that are available to be turned into Publish Geometry on your model. Right now, you can publish any Coordinate System, Axis, Plane, or Point in your model. The publish-able datums in your models are shown on the left side and any datums that have been published are shown on the right side.

When you select the datums (or groups of datums) you want to publish, you can simply click the button in the middle of the dual-view to publish them.

In the below example, you will see the example coordinate systems moved over to the right side in the GUI and the Model Tree Footer showing the Publish Geometry with the proper naming conventions.

To unpublish Published Geometries, simply select them on the right side of the GUI and click the  button. Any PGs that are unpublished will be removed from the Model Tree Footer.

Surface Publishing

To publish surfaces on a component, select the down arrow and "New Surface Group" (shown below)

From there, CTRL + click the surface you want to published in this group. Once you have all the surfaces selected, middle-click and a prompt will show up for what you want this group to be named (shown below).

Once you enter the name you want the group to be called, you will see it grouped neatly in the Footer and show on the right side of the Geometry Publisher window (shown below).