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Inserting a Part to Create a Multibody Sheet Metal Part

The Insert Part command now lets you create a multibody sheet metal part by inserting a sheet metal body into another sheet metal part.

When you insert a body and break the links to the source part, the resulting sheet metal body has its own sheet metal definition. You can:


  • Edit the features of the body
  • Give each body its own material definition and custom properties
  • Isolate and flatten a selected body
  • Display bodies individually in drawings

To create a multibody part by inserting a part:

  1. In the Heads Up View toolbar, click View Orientation > Front .



  2. Click Insert > Part, select corner.sldprt, and click Open.
  3. In the PropertyManager, under Locate Part, select Launch move dialog.
  4. Under Link, select Break link to original part.
  5. In the graphics area, move the translucent image of corner.prt until it aligns with corner_mirrored.prt.

  6. Click to place the part in the graphics area and open the Locate Part PropertyManager.


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