I have created one end of a symmetrical component within Assembly (New Part) and then mirrored it. However, the two halves are not merged into one component but they remain as two separate components butted together. I tried two methods unsuccessfully.
1. I drew the sketch of the new part on the plane I would use as the mirror plane, then extruded the sketch to the surface of an existing component. I then mirrored both the new and existing components using the mirror plane. The two halves of the new component were not merged. I deleted the new component.
2. I then drew on the surface of the existing part the sketch of the new component and extruded it to the mirror plane. I mirrored both new and existing components using the mirror plane but the result was the same, butted not merged. .
Is there a way/option to make the two mirrored parts merge into one component or do I have to create in different method? I searched Help and this forum without success.
I am making all the components within Assembly to allow me to make different sized models by just resizing the "anchor" component to which the sizes of all other components are relative.