I have a part that is split into 2 pieces but doesn't say that it's 2 different bodies. I wan't to make the part one piece. How do I do that. A sample model is attached.
First: can you post a SW part here instead of iges file
You can use "combine" feature to combine both together
Here is the SW model.
The part you attached is a single, imported, solid body. If you do have a part with two solid bodies you can use the Combine feature. If you have multiple bodies, solid or surface, you will have a folder at the top of the feature tree with Solid Bodies & Surface Bodies in seperate folders & the numbers of each next to it.
Imports as a single body for me.....
It does import as a single body but it does not 'ACT' as a single body. Check the attached file again.
Not sure why you have issue posting a SW file.
If you really need help, please post your SW file so we can test it better than from a dumny solid or word file
If you check, I have attached a solidworks model as well.
It's just a surface line split point of two different surfaces.
See my other answer below.
That is just where the surfaces join.
The surfaces are not considered as the same when building the model hence the split in the surfaces. If the surfaces were perfectly circular, the radius and tangent they could be merged into one without a split line. If you analysis the surfaces with enquire they don't come up with a radius which probably points to why solidworks didn't merge them into one.
As imported, temporary axes don't display, so SW doesn't seem to consider these cylindrical.
Once I perform feature recognition, the temp axes show up:
So try running feature recognition first (Insert>FeatureWorks>Recognize features).
I'm not in front of SW at the moment, but if you don't want to create all of the geometry from recognize features, try creating an offset surface (with zero offset) instead.
Perhaps this will turn things cylindrical without the extra overhead,
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