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Surface Area Problem

Question asked by Jason Farber on Mar 16, 2016
Latest reply on Mar 16, 2016 by Dan Pihlaja

TWO BLOCKS.JPG

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.

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