Each block in the above picture 1" x 1" x 1"
The surface area of each block is 6 in^2
When I mate the blocks together as shown, two of the sides are touching and hidden.
The surface area of this assembly should be 10 in^2 but solidworks says it is 12 in^2.
Is there a way to have it calculate correctly the surface area "without" drawing the assembly as one object instead of two?
Note: This is just a simplified example of something I am trying to do.