I cannot find the command for "Combine" in the SW 2014 release. I have used this feature in earlier programs.
Combine is for multi-body parts only.
Join is for components within an assy.
I thought multibody parts can only be in an assembly.
I still cannot find either the combine comannd or the join one in my copy of SW 2014, and I am getting desparat as I have an assembly of parts that need a redius between them. Help!
Multibody parts in part and multiparts in assembly
Joining parts in assembly is possible
You're using a beta or pre-release version of SW14 for production?
Use the Search field at top RH corner to show the location of a command.
Check the Help files;
Thanks, but I have tried Insert-Features-Combine and the combine command is not present in my version of SW 2014.
Are you editing a part?
I made the mistake of using the SW 2014 beta release, for a design, now I cannot use the earlier program's .
I am a comparatively recent user of SW,
I have an assembly of three parts and I have to join them with a radius, but to do that I must make them one part.
I have tried both parts and assembly, but I cannot find a join command in my version of SW.
The help file says that it is present, but I cannot find it.
Post screen shots of your SolidWorks screen and where you are making your selections. We are all kinda of quessing on what you are doing/seeing on screen.
If you can post your assembly/parts as well for us to take a look.
Use the Advanced Editor in the upper right of the dialog box.
I believe one way to accomplish what you want would be to open one of the parts, then insert the other parts ( Insert > Part...) and place them one a time. That way you will have all three parts in a single part file instead of an assembly, and you should be able to Combine them into a single body and apply the Radius.
Another option may be to save the assembly as a part, then Combine.
So now you have at least 3 (or 4) ways to get what you need.
The key is understanding the difference between mult-body solids and multi-component (part or sub-assembly) assemblies.
It sounds like you are in an assembly.
Start a new part (component) within the context of the assembly
Post screen shot similar to this.
This (below) would be from multi-body part environment (doesn't sound like what you have).
Thank you all for your help.
I think that I have finally cracked it using filetexpert.
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