I am curious if the two features in this assembly can be merged together into one feature...can it be done?
You can also use the "Join" command in the assembly. Make new part, edit new part, then Insert>features>Join..
Then you end up with a new part and assembly file that looks like this. Assembly file shown
You can make the part virtual.
You are going to be more specific on what you are trying to do. There are no features in your assembly. There are two components in your assembly.
Those you can save as a part file but they will become featureless solids (but as a part they can be merged.
Awaiting your reply...
Thanks for the replies. I mainly use SolidWorks for sheet metal and haven't worked much with solids. I was given several non-native solid models that need to modified. This particular part needed to be just widened. So I figured that by cutting it in half and mirroring the half section then mating the two parts in an assembly would work. I was hoping that the two components could be merged into one solid but didn't know how to accomplish it. I can't join the two components because join is greyed out. What am I missing?
Bob Van Dick wrote: I can't join the two components because join is greyed out. What am I missing?
Bob Van Dick wrote:
I can't join the two components because join is greyed out. What am I missing?
You need to edit one of the component in order to use join in the assembly.
Thanks Deepak. I'm able to select the join now, but I'm getting an error that the join part can't be the same as the base part. I suspect it's because my feature tree doesn't look like the one Dennis has in his screenshot, not sure how he created the part 1 blade feature.
Oops....figured it out. I wish I could give everyone the correct answer, but because Dennis was the first reply, and I didn't understand his explanation at first, I am going to mark his as correct. Thanks Deepak for getting me through the greyed out join....
I haven't opened the file, but, if you want to modify the part another way, try "Move Faces". Select all the faces on the side you want it move, select a direction and amount > OK.
Hi Bob. By all means keep Denis Bacon's answer as correct. However for your own edification have a look into Dan's method as well. You'll find it may have been the easiest method. No new assemblies required. Just local face edit on existing geometry.
Thanks Brian, I will indeed look into this. I believe I may have tried it on this part in the early stages but couldn't get it to work. I will look at your model to see what you did. Thanks again.
Bob,,, From the assembly menu select "New Part" your cursor will become a green check mark. Click anywhere on the work area then edit the new virtual part (right click from tree). Then the Join command will be active.
When you select "New Part" you may have to select a part template depending how your setting are.
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