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Getting assembly solidbodies into assembly part

Question asked by Chris Pratt on Aug 5, 2019
Latest reply on Aug 6, 2019 by Chris Pratt

How do you get the solid bodies of a assembly into a part made within that assembly?


A new part made inside a assembly can make references to the assemblies other inserted part's edges, faces, ect.. However you don't have access to the other inserted part's solid bodies. For example, you can't do a intersect from within the new assembly part with the assembly's other part's solid bodies (Figure 1). How do you get the assembly's other solid bodies into the new assembly part?


Windows 10 version 1809, SolidWorks 2019 Premium SP3.0. I know I could create a separate part, and insert the other parts into that part. That won't work for what I'm doing.


New part within assembly

Figure 1