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How do I create the silhouette of an assembly

Question asked by Steve Rauenbuehler on Aug 2, 2018
Latest reply on Aug 3, 2018 by Steve Rauenbuehler

I'd like to get an outline, or silhouette, of a high-part-count assembly, but "Split Line" under Curves, is grayed out.


I tried saving the assembly as a part, but when I select all the bodies during the Silhouette Split Line command, I get a "Faces must belong to the same Body" error. And if I try to Combine all the bodies first, I get a bunch of "Zero thickness" complaints.


I've done the major PITA of making a dwg of the slddrw, and then making a polyline of the outline in Autocad, but I was hoping for a much more elegant method directly.


Thanks for the help!


Steve R.