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How do I make components of a part into individual, separate parts?

By Julian Rachman on 21 Jun 15:17 4 answers 145 views 3 comments

I received a part from a colleague that has many components and I need one specific component for my own project. How do I make components of a part into individual, separate parts? Thank you.

4 answers

  • FredSWUG
    FredSWUG 2 months ago

    It really depends on if you are dealing with a single body part, a multi body part, or an assembly.
    If you post a screenshot of the part with the feature tree visible, I'm sure we'd have a few good ideas.

    If you can't post a photo because it is super top secret, then I'll suggest using the Split tool. It will slice the part into multiple bodies. There is a good example in the SolidWorks help, see Split and Save Bodies

  • Richard Barber
    Richard Barber 2 months ago

    Are the components separate bodies? Try right-clicking the body in the feature tree and find a useful command called Insert into New Part… A new part will be generated containing just that body (not the generating features).

  • imad says
    imad says about 2 months ago

    Depends on your part type
    If you have a surface part, you can convert the part you want to save to solid part using (Knit surface) and save it in external file

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