Does the product have 100 components to distinguish which one is the total assembly? Every time you need to find a lot of trouble, you need a better way to quickly locate the assembly file.。If you can find the assembly file every time you open it will be very convenient.
This question has troubled me for many years
Please tell me the way Siemens is very grateful
This will help you,
Information > Assemblies> Where Used > you will get dilog box in which select Enter Folder and give file Directories
There is no direct way at OS level to detemine it however there are some options can be used.
1) Menu > Information > Assemblies > Where used
Use the 'Single Level' or 'All Levels' option that will report the parent/main asseembly part name,count and their path.
2) "ugpc.exe" located at 'C:\Program Files\Siemens\NX 11.0\NXBIN'
3) "ug_inspect.exe" located in same folder as "ugpc.exe"
4) With the help '7Zip', refer the KB article 'How to Identify Part vs. Assembly Files'
Thank you very much for your enthusiastic answer
NX open the window can not distinguish which is the assembly of documents, many times need to use more time to find which is my change, so a waste of time.
CREO open the window is easy to distinguish which is the assembly document, directly double-click OK.
I do not know if i'm using NX wrong? still is? , That is, it is very convenient.
Thank you for your answer
My purpose is to click to open to find the drawing directory can be very quickly find my assembly double click to open.
thank you very much for your reply
In NX, there is '.prt' file extension irrespective of the NX file type i.e. part/assembly/drawing. In Catia and ProE there are different extensions so they are represented by the different icons.
You may consider some naming convention to identify the assembly part files by adding words like 'asm' in the part file name.
In TC-NX/managed NX it is possible to distinguish between part/assembly while opening the part files from the NX by the icon like you have shown for the CREO.
Thank you very much for your reply.
1.NX cartographic assembly modeling is efficient in an environment which is so xxxx.prt.
2. So we have to do the difference in name, asm.prt, dwg.prt.
3.Hope to use different pictures to distinguish between assembly and 2D drawings, because it will be convenient to thank。
We have used thumbnails/tiles(while opening the file) to sort out assemblies from the list...i know it is not an elegant way of sorting out assemblies from parts but still usable sometime.
The efficiency of this method depends on the preview picture for sure.
Hi FZK kapilsharma
If the parts are particularly large, this method is not very good. If the product parts are less able to see thumbnails.
Thank you very much for your answer
It's a good to remember the flexibility that NX offers using the same file extension for assemblies, parts and drawings. I found this a difficult concept initially coming from different CAD systems however think of the benefits this brings.
It is advisable to use a PDM system over file based storage so the problem goes away with Teamcenter.