Hello there !
I'm working on a model that has already been used by a guy last year, and he made some videos to explain the different steps of his work. The model is an assembly, with 5 patterned components. The thing is, something happened between 2 videos and is not explained :
He has suppressed some geometric features, but I really wonder how this body appeared. When selected, it represents the whole assembly, and it seems to be in the same file. I would need to know how it's done to go on working with this model.
Thank you by advance, and forgive my language mistakes.
One method i can think of is
Your friend has taken WAVE links of all the components in the assembly part. United them (if possible) and then used REMOVE PARAMETERS to save it a single UNPARAMETRIZED BODY.
Attaching one video hereith.
Thank you for your answer.
The astonishing thing is, even with this unique body, the edges between the different components are still visible, and the faces are still separated. For some reasons, my Unite operation retain some edges / faces separated and merge the others...
Are those two images are of same or different part. Because with 'File > Export > Part' you can export an assembly with or without parameters which is referred as 'Flat Assembly'.
I was also thinking about the export part option but even then if there are disconnected components then these will be exported as seperate dumb bodies... so no idea how 1 body is there in the part navigator. I thought that unite will give the final body but Hecatte said the resultant body shows some distinct edges for different components also.
Can you show us some visual of the assembly and the part file also ....if possible?
Thank you for your help.
I had read some things about the Simplify assembly tool, but we don't have access to the Advanced module.
As you can see, there is this one body in the part navigator but the borders of the components are still visible. The blue ring you can see is one of the "Revolve", the other one is on the other side.
I assumed it was the same file because the 2 Revolve are still there, but it might be another part, it's not really important, the essential thing to me is to get this unique body.