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Mirrored lofted cut doesn't keep correct body

Question asked by Chris Pratt on Aug 17, 2017
Latest reply on Oct 11, 2019 by Jesse Robbers

If a lofted cut is made in a part with separates it into 2 or more bodies (Figure 2) and then that lofted cut is mirrored (Figure 4), which again separates the part into 2 or more bodies (Figure 5), then which of the final bodies is keep can't be chosen. SolidWorks will keep one, delete the rest, and not give the user a say in which one it chooses. Am I missing something or is this a problem with SolidWorks? An example file is attached below.

 

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     Figure 1. Initial part

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     Figure 2. Lofted cut

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     Figure 3. One body is selected to be kept

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     Figure 4. Mirror of Lofted cut

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     Figure 5. User is given no choice over which body is kept.

 

I am running: SolidWorks 2017 SP2.0, Windows 10, on a laptop, 8GB ram, HD Graphics 530 Graphics card, Intel Core i7-6700HQ CPU, with a know SolidWorks - graphics card incompatibility.

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