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Can an assembly be saved as one "part", similar to a block or locked

Can an assembly be saved as one "part", similar to a block, where the assembly can not be changed? Or locked for viewing only but able to be placed into another drawing?

 

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Michele

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Accepted by topic author michele
‎08-26-2015 04:32 AM

Re: Can an assembly be saved as one "part", similar to a block or locked

No....this is a sorely missed functionality, called "shrink wrap" elsewhere. (Hopefully in ST7....not hinted though) You can insert an assembly copy, but that doesn't transfer to other apps.
Sean Cresswell
Design Manager Streetscape Limited
Solid Edge ST10 [MP0] Classic [x2 seats]
Windows 10

Hi,   As Sean has mentioned you can use Part copy... Or y...

Hi,

 

As Sean has mentioned you can use Part copy... Or you can use the "new" simplified assembly command. The result maybe a part if you save as a part!

 

A little help:

 

BR,

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Accepted by topic author michele
‎08-26-2015 04:32 AM

You could always export the assembly as step file or para...

You could always export the assembly as step file or parasolid and during an import process tell the translator not to build an assembly structure.

You have to keep in mind that when you do this you put all the solid bodies into the assembly or part file. This is not a good practive but it does work.

Re: You could always export the assembly as step file or para...

Awesome, that's a good idea. Thanks!

Re: You could always export the assembly as step file or para...

Hey, remember that is also not a good practice!!!






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Re: You could always export the assembly as step file or para...

Also be aware, exporting an assembly out, then importing back in, does not automatically mean it will work.....as some parts may create edge to edge contact and therefore will not boolean together on import, so will create a multibody file, that may contain lots of surfaces only. It really depends on what the assembly is, or rather, how the parts fit together.
No easy answer.
Sean Cresswell
Design Manager Streetscape Limited
Solid Edge ST10 [MP0] Classic [x2 seats]
Windows 10

Re: Can an assembly be saved as one "part", similar to a block or locked

You can shrink wrap a solid edge assembly by using a tool called Edge Publisher.

http://edgepublisher.com/tag/unite-assembly/

It works rather well.

Re: You could always export the assembly as step file or para...

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Hello, @SeanCresswell and @RyanM

How about exporting the assemebly to the Parasolid format (*.x_t)?
As far as I know, the solid edge is Parasolid engine based. Does it means that exporting to Parasolid format is geometric `Safe`?

Re: You could always export the assembly as step file or para...

Create a simplified version using all visable faces and save the simplified as a part