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When defining components for the reuse library, can they be assemblies?

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Single parts that I have defined as reusable components seem to work fine.  I've made a milling vise that is an assembly, and uses expressions and interpart expressions to control clamping distance, jaw step height, jaw step width, jaw thickness, jaw length, and jaw height.  I define it as a reusable component with a spreadsheet, and .krx file.  I'm able to bring it in, I get the dialog to set all the expression values, everything works great...  until I restart NX.  Then when I try to bring it in, NX starts searching for something.  It takes a long time and I see it searching my entire drive in the status bar.  Eventually it finally brings in the reuse component and I see the message in the status bar "Finding Non-component refs (3/3): 160 Hard Jaw."  Am I going about this the wrong way?

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Hi Smoffat,   I think you need to set your 'Assembly Load...

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Siemens Valued Contributor

Hi Smoffat,

 

I think you need to set your 'Assembly Load Options' to Load 'From Search Folders', and be sure to include the folder with your components in the list of folders to search.

 

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