Saving out just a few faces/surfaces
Have you ever had a “bad” area on a model that needs to be cleaned up or filled in, but there is too much other stuff going on around it to fix it ?
OR, have you ever just wanted to save out a face or two from one model and use it in another model to trim with or swap out an area of that model ?
How about just saving out a body or two from a multi-body part ?
Well here is a VERY little known trick in SOLIDWORKS to accomplish that task…
All you have to do is select the face or faces that you want to save out, and then do a SAVE AS and choose PARASOLID (*.x_t) for the “Save As Type”. After you hit the SAVE button, you will be prompted for WHAT you want to save out… (All Bodies, Selected Face(s), or Selected Body(ies))
Then you can open that up in its own file and work on it (for repairing a bad area) and then bring it into another part to use it for something (trimming, replacing face, etc.) by using the INSERT–PART command.
So easy ! When you know how…