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Separating an object (by M13)
Long story short, I built a box with a top, but can't find a way to separate the top from the box.

I am planning on 3D printing them so I can store an interface in the box, and hence, I need to be able to remove the top to insert it there before closing it for good.

I attached my file, so you guys can take a look and tell me what I might have done horribly wrong.
Tue May 7 2019, 16:03:31, download attachment USB base and top.slvs
(no subject) (by Andrew)
With Solvespace it is best to keep components in separate files. My approach to your problem would be to create a construction sketch in one file, to give outline and hole/pillar positions for the two pillars. That file can be imported into a body file, where you create the body, that is everything except the top. The top, goes in its own file, where the construction sketch if imported, and used to create the top. A final file importing and assembling the top and body can be used to show the finished design.

The advantage of this approach is that the construction sketch controls witch and depth, along with the pillar/hole location, and possibly size, but the hole and pillar may need to be different diameters to allow for printer tolerances.

In general with Solvespace, where other packages use the idea of components, and assemblies, us a separate file for the components and assemblies. This usually means that the project lives in its own directory as well.

Hope this helps.
Tue May 7 2019, 20:39:42
(no subject) (by M13)
It helps a lot, and in a related topic, Do you know if it might be possible to create a save of a few groups on a finished design? Such as, saving 1 to 5, so I can rework it.
Tue May 7 2019, 23:22:13
(no subject) (by Andrew)
You can save a copy of the file, and then delete groups in that file. Note, when you delete a group, any latter groups that depend om it will also be deleted.
Wed May 8 2019, 02:45:14
(no subject) (by Tom)
Or you can just suppress the surfaces and hide the groups. That looks the same when you link and it doesn't have the dependency problem, but it can get slow.
Fri May 10 2019, 03:22:13
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