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How do I "join" 2 or more separate parts in the same part studio together?

randal_gardnerrandal_gardner Member Posts: 4 PRO
I've constructed a part that I intend to 3d print. I drew it in as 3 different parts on the same Part Studio (I Mirrored one part and overlapped it with itself). Now I want to merge those separate parts into one single part and then modify the overall dimension of the final part. I can't seem to find any type of grouping or joining function for existing parts. 

Best Answers

  • viruviru Posts: 619 ✭✭✭✭
    edited May 2016 Accepted Answer
    @randal_gardner, If all parts acts as merging bodies then you can use work around  by performing Boolean union operation.
    Kindly refer below steps for your requirement.

    Boolean

    boolean in feature toolbar

    Boolean union (merge parts)

    This example starts with these parts in the graphics area (they are 8 different parts):

    feature ex - boolean union-1

    1. Click boolean icon.

    2. Confirm that Union is selected.
    3. Click to set the focus in the Tools field, then click all of the parts (small cylinders and larger cylinder).

      feature ex - boolean union-2

    4. Click green checkmark.

      feature ex - boolean union-final


    If part is apart from each other then Boolean will not work. 
    If still you are not able to perform Boolean operation then share your document link with us then we will definitely help you.



Answers

  • viruviru Member, Developers Posts: 619 ✭✭✭✭
    edited May 2016 Accepted Answer
    @randal_gardner, If all parts acts as merging bodies then you can use work around  by performing Boolean union operation.
    Kindly refer below steps for your requirement.

    Boolean

    boolean in feature toolbar

    Boolean union (merge parts)

    This example starts with these parts in the graphics area (they are 8 different parts):

    feature ex - boolean union-1

    1. Click boolean icon.

    2. Confirm that Union is selected.
    3. Click to set the focus in the Tools field, then click all of the parts (small cylinders and larger cylinder).

      feature ex - boolean union-2

    4. Click green checkmark.

      feature ex - boolean union-final


    If part is apart from each other then Boolean will not work. 
    If still you are not able to perform Boolean operation then share your document link with us then we will definitely help you.



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