Multibody Part

Do you have an Unexpected exploded body in your SOLIDWORKS part?

It is very common to create multi-body parts with an accompanying exploded view. However, there may be occasions where an exploded view needs to be removed, and the result of that removal leaves an unexpected exploded body in your part. The part below has a…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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