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How to import multitple bodies into unique part?

Solution Partner Creator Solution Partner Creator
Solution Partner Creator

I´ve been dealing with customer that work withSolid Works and share files with me. I just open SLD files with "Open Document", but some sldprt have multiple bodies, NX transform these in strucure assembly naming files such as body_1, body_2, body_n. However when I open another file in another session of NX, the same file names are created by NX, therefore when I need to use these files at the same time I have a problem because NX do not open two files with the same name in different paths. Anybody knows how to open a multibody in a unique part? Or how to open files with same names in another path?

I need to do this because the customer send me files at different times.

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Re: How to import multitple bodies into unique part?

Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor

I am not sure if I understand properly your problem, anyway I try:

 

You can open the SW document, then make a not associated wavelink so you have all the bodies in the upper prt file, then delete from structure the components, so you have a unique prt file containing all the bodies. Is that?

Re: How to import multitple bodies into unique part?

Legend
Legend

I create a folder with the file name, move the file there,  then I open the file. the assembly explodes into that folder, that way nothing gets overwritten. You can then wave link into one file or do a save as and rename the components as needed

 

I do this with step and iges assemblies as well, because when you select the flatten assembly option it can really make a mess of the geometry. putting all on a few layers

 

 

Rob Newcomb, CAD/CNC/Simulation manager
Elmhirst Industries, Specializing in Prototype sheet metal stampings and assemblies

Production: NX 11.0.2.7 / Autoform r7 /WorkNC 2017 r2
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Re: How to import multitple bodies into unique part?

Solution Partner Creator Solution Partner Creator
Solution Partner Creator

Hi @Javiduc and @R_Newcomb! I've tested your propose and it solved my problem, but I need to know what files have multiple bodies to do it. Therefore on Master PRT it makes a heavy file which is too slow to work. I think NX needs more options to import Solid Works files, because we shared projects everytime with everybody. Do you know if NX has more options to import?

Re: How to import multitple bodies into unique part?

Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor

I dont know about any better method to do that. I have been only 1.5 years using NX.

 

If the problem is only the size and slow behavior of the file, maybe you can use lightweight representations when loadind that part ( I am not sure if that is the proper word in English, I mean the feather symbol option).

Re: How to import multitple bodies into unique part?

Solution Partner Creator Solution Partner Creator
Solution Partner Creator

Hi @Javiduc, I've tried Wave, but our assemblies had more than 1000 components. We spend a lot of time to do the procedure and the options for large assemblies (lightweight, partial load) are not help us. Anyway I´ve been using clone assemblies that duplicate structure with prefix or sufix name rules.