Combining Bodies - Common

In a multibody part, you can create a body defined by the intersection of multiple bodies.

You can only combine bodies contained within one multibody part file. You cannot combine two separate parts. However, you can create a multibody part by using Insert Part to place one part into the other part file. Then you can use Combine on the multibody part.

To create a body from the overlap of multiple bodies:

  1. Click Combine tool_Combine_Features.gif (Features toolbar) or Insert > Features > Combine.
  2. In the PropertyManager, under Operation Type, select Common.
  3. For Bodies to Combine, select the bodies to combine.
    You can select bodies in the graphics area or the Solid Bodies FM_solid_bodies.gif folder in the FeatureManager design tree.
  4. Click Show Preview to preview the feature.
  5. Click PM_OK.gif.