i got this error message "No bodies remain after combine operation" error message
Message was edited by: Haneen Elhawashly
I'm not sure of what your final result is, but you're using the Combine function with subtract option.
Your first Combine deletes everything but the two "grippers".
And this is the same as deleting the bodies except they remain in the file.
You could also suppress them.
Your second Combine looks like you're deleting again.
What are you trying to accomplish?
I'm trying to convert this assembly to one part/ body to make simulation study for the complete assembly, but it doesn't work without combining these parts together
I see your part is out of an educational version of SolidWorks, this sounds like a homework problem. I won't do it for you but can tell you how it can be done.
I am assuming that you are trying to add parts together and not subtract. It will not allow you to add them because your hole in one part is exactly the same as the pin of the other. If there is no overlap at all, it creates what is called zero thickness. they are the same size so no geometry can exist between them even though nothing separates them (at least that's how I understand it). One way around this is to do an extrude that is set to merge bodies and overlaps the two parts very very slightly. Another option would be to run feature recognition on your solids and edit the features to let them overlap ever so slightly where your parts need to combine. The second way is how I would go about this.
I'm a material engineering student 1st semester , we learned just a few functions in solid works like ,swept boss base , extrude cut, revolve boss/base, fillet ,shell and some basics , we have to do a small project and the running simulation study for this assembly is not available so if you can help me combine these parts . i succeeded to combine the lower parts and remain the "grippers" .
In the file you have attached, your combine is using the subtract feature instead of the Add feature. Try switching that and then doing what I have said in my previous post.
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