How can I combine/join two parts and make it one (I don’t know what command does it but want to make it as one single part). When I make assembly with the two parts I want to join the “join” and “combine” icons are grey
In assembly: Edit any one of the part and then use command join under Tools > Feature but make sure you're in part edit mode in assembly
In part: Insert one part into another using insert part command under Insert. Then use combine under Tools > Feature to combine them.
Thank you. With your help I got it in assembly mode but don’t know how to do it in part mode.
Under part, there is no option to insert part (I can insert existing part in an assembly but not in part mode).
Look for Part under Insert menu or check this: Insert Part
Perfect. I got this method too. Thanks again.
When you want to use the "Join" tool at the assembly level, you need to be editing one of the parts. The one that you edit gets the "Join" feature in it's tree.
The other file gets hidden. This also forms an "In-Context" relation to these two parts.
Besides editing one of the parts, you could create a virtual part and then choose to "Join" these 2 parts inside of that one. This would make a totally new part. That way incase where ever these 2 separate parts are used, they aren't combined.
I hope this is clear enough.
The "Join" tool is under Insert>Features>Join.
Thank you. I understand now how it work in assembly mode.
As another method to do this you can also save out your assembly as a muti-bodied part
through the save as command.
I didn’t see such an option in the save as pull down menu ( I am using 2010version). I know how to do it now, but I am just curious about your way – looking for the simplest way (saving it as a virtual part worked perfectly though).
When you have your assembly open, go to file save as. Then in the
dialog box change the file type to part.
It will save it out as a multibodied imported part file.
Hope this makes sense. Totally understand you exploring your options and so you should.
That is how we all learn.
Have a good weekend.
Awesome, I am glad it did.
You too and happy Easter!!!
The only disadvantage with this method (converting assy into multi body part file) is that the output file has not references with original/parent file and if you do any changes, that will not get reflected.
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