Multibody Part

SOLIDWORKS Configurations and the ‘Save Bodies’ command

Weldment Part Configuration
The “Save Bodies” command is a great feature for saving out all or some of the individual bodies of a multibody part to their own individual part files while keeping them parametrically linked to the original. I’ve seen this used for a multitude of reasons, one of the most common being because of company standards…
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SOLIDWORKS Indent Cut feature instead of Combine/Subtract

When working in a multibody part you sometimes have overlapping regions and you need to remove the common volume from one of the bodies.  In this example I inserted a derived part as a separate body.  Notice the interfering areas where we want a groove in the red body. We could use the Combine feature…
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How to replace SOLIDWORKS Sub-assemblies with Multi-Body Parts while maintaining Drawing References!

As design evolves within SOLIDWORKS we find many customers have a desire to swap sub-assemblies for multi-body components.  We  could spend some time in this article to discuss why I think this may not be the best idea in regard to overall SOLIDWORKS performance, however my goal here is to highlight a little enhancement that…
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How to Add a Welded Nut to Your Sheet Metal Part in SolidWorks using Move-Copy Bodies [VIDEO]

If you’ve ever tried to tap an M6 thread into a 1.5mm sheet metal part in real life, you will find that the threads strip very easily due to the fact that you will not even get 2 full threads in the material. Clinch nuts are the ideal answer, but another commonly used practise is…
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