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Single STL for an assembly

kirk_2kirk_2 Member Posts: 34
Not sure how to do this in SW or if possible in OS.

I have an assembly that I created in SW from 3 separate parts (same material) that I now want to machine as a single part.  How can I generate a single STL file that encodes everything but the coincident surfaces?  I suspect that in SW I will need to cut paste features from one part into the base part and change the initial extrusion plane to be a face of the base part.

Answers

  • lougallolougallo Member, Moderator, Onshape Employees, Developers Posts: 1,995
    @kirk in Onshape you could export the assembly out as an XT, import with flatten into one part studio and then boolean them together as one then export out as stl.
    Lou Gallo / PD/UX - Support - Community / Onshape, Inc.
  • kirk_2kirk_2 Member Posts: 34
    With some searching of the help system, I get it all except the reference to 'XT'
  • kirk_2kirk_2 Member Posts: 34
    I imported the SW assembly I was testing with and flattened it into part studio 'link2' in https://cad.onshape.com/documents/a98d481268ea4524a7769731/w/29dc720a55c049d4ba823b8a/e/a1364313ec504bf6bb477dac

    There are three mated parts, but the Boolean op fails to join them.
  • andrew_troupandrew_troup Member, Mentor Posts: 1,584 ✭✭✭✭
    edited May 2015
    Kirk said:
    With some searching of the help system, I get it all except the reference to 'XT'
    I presume @LouGallo means a Parasolid (suffix .x_t)
    Lou likes to keep us on our toes  :-)
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