Merging Sheet Metal Bodies by Adding a Base Flange

The Merge results option of the Base Flange/Tab command lets you merge bodies with coplanar faces.

To merge sheet metal bodies by adding a base flange:

  1. in a multibody sheet metal part, move the bodies to be merged to the same plane.
    For example, click Move/Copy Bodies (Features toolbar) and add a Coincident mate between the faces to be merged.
  2. Create a sketch on the plane, overlapping the faces to be merged.

  3. Click Base Flange/Tab Base-Flange/Tab (Sheet Metal toolbar) or Insert > Sheet Metal > Base Flange.
  4. Select the sketch.
  5. In the PropertyManager, under Sheet Metal Parameters, click Merge result.
  6. Click .
    The bodies are merged and shown as a single body in the cut list, named for the feature you added.