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Mirror AND Merge?

christopher_owenschristopher_owens Member Posts: 235 ✭✭
Hello! Now that I have got to the point where I want to "Mirror" my part about a center plane, I would want the finished "mirror" to be merged into Part 1. There is no selection for this to happen during the "Mirror". I will have to create a Boolean-Merge to make both halves one part!

PS Again, would be nice to have "Upload" image while asking a Question!
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    christopher_owenschristopher_owens Member Posts: 235 ✭✭
    Here is the Uploaded image...

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    christopher_owenschristopher_owens Member Posts: 235 ✭✭
    This creates Part 6...


    Which then is Boolean-Merge into Part 1.


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    3dcad3dcad Member, OS Professional, Mentor Posts: 2,470 PRO
    What is the problem with boolean merge? 

    If mirror feature had it's own merge, it would work only when halfs are touching each other; that is not always the case.
    Though, I wouldn't mind if there was a merge box similar to extrude.
    //rami
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    christopher_owenschristopher_owens Member Posts: 235 ✭✭
    Nothing wrong with it... just an extra step!
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    christopher_owenschristopher_owens Member Posts: 235 ✭✭
    Although I did make good use of Extrude-Remove; Move Face-Rotate; Draft; Fillet to create the corner "pocket". Then Extrude-New-Up To Surface (using the same sketch from the first feature and the now rotated bottom surface of the pocket); Boolean-Remove Part 1 from Part 2-Keep Tools (to get the draft and fillet on Part 2 and have all be driven);Pattern Part (Part 2)-Two Directions; and the Boolean-Remove (Part 3 & Part 5 from Part 1) to recreate the corner pocket and have them all driven!! I am learning! (Part 4 in the Pattern is hidden)

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    philip_thomasphilip_thomas Member, Moderator, Onshape Employees, Developers Posts: 1,381
    Lets just say, we are very aware that this would be a very cool capability :)
    Philip Thomas - Onshape
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    Mr_SnrubMr_Snrub Member Posts: 3 PRO
    any luck on mirrored features being optionally merged these days?

    Thanks!
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    _anton_anton Member, Onshape Employees Posts: 296
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    nick_papageorge073nick_papageorge073 Member, csevp Posts: 683 PRO
    Mr_Snrub said:
    any luck on mirrored features being optionally merged these days?

    Thanks!
    It's done that for many years. You must be in the "new" tab within the mirror tool. Try any of the other tabs.
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