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Parts list not showing any components


Hello everyone,


I've been using AutoCAD and SolidWorks for most of the time, and currently trying to get used to Siemens NX 11.0. I've searched for the problem I'm encountering which is that there's no display of parts in my parts list.


I've adjusted the load options of the assembly. I changed the reference sets to entire part. I checked all layers and changed levels of the parts list.. so I'm not sure what's next.

Parts are not imported solid models. They're made into models using old .dwg files.



I've made a drawing of the same assembly before, but to keep testing all functions I created a new drawing of the assembly. I'm not sure if the fault lays here, and there's a missing link between the drawing and the assembly model? 


Attached is a screenshot of the parts list and assembly navigator.


(Note that this is purely for training purposes)


2016-12-19 10_16_24-NX 11 - Drafting - [dwg1.prt (Modified) ].jpg


Re: Parts list not showing any components

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Gears Esteemed Contributor

The icon in the assembly navigator shows yellow cubes on top of a sheet of paper; these icons indicate that you have added only a view from the other drawing, not the actual component. These views are known as "drafting components" and they only show up on the drawing for reference. They will not show up in a parts list and will not be shown in the 3D graphics window if you switch over to the modeling application.


To add your assembly as a true component, switch to the modeling application, go to the assemblies tab and choose "add", select your "assembly1" file (for the positioning option, use "absolute origin" for now), and press "OK". The 3D model of assembly1 will show up in the 3D graphics window. Switch to the drafting application and place your parts list.