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Ice7Shadow
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How do I merge 2 solid bodies into 1 in Inventor Fusion 2013?

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05-08-2013 07:15 AM

I am struggling to find an answer to that simple question. I realized I can't find the option in Inventor Fusion 2013 which would allow to create 1 solid body out of 2 without any splits, fringes, nothing that will show that previously it's been 2 separate bodies. Maybe screenshots would be helpful. Please help me to sort this out. Thank you.

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Phil.E
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Re: How do I merge 2 solid bodies into 1 in Inventor Fusion 2013?

05-21-2013 03:38 PM in reply to: Ice7Shadow

If these are separate components you can use the boolean command.

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Phil Eichmiller
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Fusion Quality Assurance Team
Autodesk, Inc.

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stephenson513
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Re: How do I merge 2 solid bodies into 1 in Inventor Fusion 2013?

02-24-2014 11:52 PM in reply to: Phil.E
How do you merge separate solid bodies and keep their existing colors? I have a part that's half half
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Re: How do I merge 2 solid bodies into 1 in Inventor Fusion 2013?

02-25-2014 08:00 AM in reply to: stephenson513

 

In order for different materials to be applied on one body or component there should be an edge of some kind. So any face will take a new material, right up to it's boundary edges.

 

If you need to create edges, use the Split Face command. First sketch a line as a cutting tool, then use Split Face to cut the face where the line is. Material can be applied differently on either side of the split.

 

Thanks,

 



Phil Eichmiller
Software QA Engineer
Fusion Quality Assurance Team
Autodesk, Inc.

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