How to convert an assembly into one solid model (single body) ?

I'm trying to export my assembly into a step file, wich won't contain the invidual parts but would be displayed as one whole solid. I'm struggling to achieve that. I got the question how to merge multiple parts (as an assembly) into one single body in creo 2.0 . Thanks.

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Merge all components (.prt) of your assembly (.asm) to one single solid body, while the (.asm)-file is opened in session and the window is active. Then save the file as a STEP-file. When you open right now this STEP-file in any CAD-Application, you will see in the model tree "one" imported solid feature only.
A second way: save your assemly as a "shrinkwrap". Open this saved file and save right now as a STEP-file. The result is the same as above described.

 
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You can save the assembly in any format (i.e. : step, igs, parasolids, etc.)
While saving select option as surface. whole assembly will be saved as a single part.

 
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IF YOU MAKE ONE SOLID PART IN ASSEMBLY THEN USE MERGE IN COMPONENT OPERATION.

EDIT->COMPONENT OPERATIONS->MERGE

 
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