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What is a combine feature used for in SW?

Tutorial by Sudhir Gill
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Combine feature is used to perform simple boolean operations like union, subtract and intersect. For performing the combine the multiple bodies are required.

Here is the tutorial

  1. Step 1:

    Start SolidWorks

  2. Step 2:

    Choose Front plane and Sketch.

  3. Step 3:

    Draw a rectangle.

  4. Step 4:

    Exit the sketch and Choose Extrude.

  5. Step 5:

    Choose extrusion height and then OK.

  6. Step 6:

    Choose the front surface of the box and sketch.

  7. Step 7:

    Choose normal to.

  8. Step 8:

    Create a circle at one corner of the box.

  9. Step 9:

    Choose extrude under features tab

  10. Step 10:

    Choose mid plane under direction one and uncheck the merge result. Unchecking the merge result will make both the features different bodies.

  11. Step 11:

    Choose OK

  12. Step 12:

    Insert>>Features>>Combine

  13. Step 13:

    Select addition and then both the bodies. Click show preview.

  14. Step 14:

    Then click OK. Now these bodies are merged into one body.

  15. Step 15:

    Edit combine feature.

  16. Step 16:

    Select Subtract. Choose box as the main body and cylinder as the body to subtract.

  17. Step 17:

    Click show preview and then OK.

  18. Step 18:

    Now you can see that the cylinder was subtracted from the box.

  19. Step 19:

    Again edit the combine feature and choose Common.

  20. Step 20:

    Click OK. Now the common part in both the bodies is obtained.

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