this is really annoying, i would much prefer to combine the feature rather than be forced to merge bodies together!!
Is this what you mean?
Just saw you said feature!
The only way to get it not to merge would be to make sure the original feature is not merged beforehand.
This then means you would be using mirror solid not feature, I know it is a bit of a work around but if you think about it, youi have asked it to mirror the feature the exact same as the original.
NO, that only works for bodies to mirror not features , for features there is no option to merge or un-merge
if only that was the case !!!
Would it be possible for you to post a picture or two of what you are trying to accomplish?
I find this really annoying too. For me the problem really manifests itself when doing a linear pattern with the vary sketch option.
merge result checkbox missing in 1st extrude creates problem for linear pattern
The problem is that for the first extrude type feature in a part there is no option to uncheck merge result. So because the default behaviour is merge and there is no option to uncheck it (even if you add a weldment feature) the work-a-round is to extrude a dummy body somewhere.
Unfortunately this is impossible with a mirror, but normally mirror bodies will give you what you want.
The extremely complicated work-a-round is to work in negative space. Normally there is a simpler way, but occasionally it is the only way!
use cuts not extrudes
mirror the cuts
combine / subtract
Could you post an image of what exactly you are trying to achieve?
i can work around the issue, it was just really frustrating me today , i guess its the heat !
am glad am not the only one though, it seams like a really dumb decision by solidworks ,and very limiting
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