mirroring and mesh unification ...

Hi, I had 2 questions -

  1. I had an object (say object1) that I made using mirror option. Now I want to import that whole object into a new file (using append), without the mirror option, but I still want to retain the entire object (i.e both halves). Can this be done in any way?

  2. I want to add certain new objects to object1 and then unify the meshes but if object1 is still in mirror mode, then all the new objects that I try and unify to it get duplicated, which I dont want. So how can this be solved?

Any inputs will be highly appreciated …

Thanks in advance,

In the Mirror modifier, just hit “Apply”. That will tune whole thing into mesh.