I have the following model:

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What I'm trying to do is for each face create a new object. I found out how to do that here, Splitting pieces of a mesh into a new object

The problem is, that method removes the faces when I select them from the original object (refer to my screen shots)

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How do I create a new object from the selected faces without taking them away from the other object?

I am doing this because I need to make another part that fits into the main object for 3D printing later.

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    $\begingroup$ Can't you duplicate then separate by selection? This would create a new separate object. $\endgroup$ – Timaroberts Jun 29 at 18:18
  • $\begingroup$ funny you mention that, I literally just did that and it worked. Weird that you have to do that though, but it works :). Is there a better way then this? You could add that as an answer though if you want and I'll accept. $\endgroup$ – Joseph Astrahan Jun 29 at 18:25

Check this .GIF:

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  1. Select faces
  2. Shift-D then right click to duplicate
  3. Press P to separate
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  • $\begingroup$ Yup that is the answer for sure :), thanks for making the gif, this will help a lot of other users. $\endgroup$ – Joseph Astrahan Jun 29 at 18:37

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