A part is a geometric object made up of any combination of solids, surfaces, and curves. It can also be a mesh.

Parts are denoted in the Model Browser with a small cube icon.

  1. Click a part to select it.
  2. Right-click a part to open the part context menu, which allows you to assign materials and access commonly used functions such as show, hide, copy, and delete.
  • A part can have multiple alternatives or design variations in the Model Browser, although only one alternative for a part can be active at a time.
  • Parts can be grouped into assemblies and subassemblies in the Model Browser, allowing you to organize your model hierarchically.
  • When sketching, if you click the Create New Part icon, what you sketch will be placed in a new part.
  • If a part includes several separate solids, select Make New Parts from Solids in the context menu to place each solid body in a separate part in the Model Browser. (This situation will sometimes result after extruding sketch curves.)