is there any way to bypass the "zero thickness" fault using the combine tool?
May just have to combine earlier or model your part differently to get it to work.
are you using the add, subtract or common for the combine?
a pic or file may help us help you.
its two plates that eventually will be welded corner to corner. i use the combines to make my assembly parts that end up welded together. but on parts connected corner to corner i have to do something like a move face and fudge it .001. its an easy work around but it adds another feature to the tree which i dont want
Can you not create the parts within a Weldment?
yes and no. at one level i want everything broke down to individual pieces then thru configurations and combines for what will be my assemblies
OK, now I'm confused. Combines can only be used in multi-body parts, not assemblies.
What are you actually using? Can you ZIP & post the parts (or similar ones) for review?
in assemblies you have to use this:
In an assembly, you can join two or more parts to create a new part. The join operation removes surfaces that intrude into each other's space, and merges the part bodies into a single solid volume.
To join parts:
The joined part is fully associative to the original parts and to the assembly. Any changes made to the original parts are reflected in the joined part. If the parts move relative to each other in the assembly, the joined part changes also.
Identifying the Parts in a Joined Part
Search 'Creating a Joined Part' in the SolidWorks Knowledge Base.
The zero-thickness issue is one that is rooted in the Parasolid kernel. No way around it. Most 3D kernels have similar limitations.
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