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

Builder
Builder

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?

 

Thanks,

Michele

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

Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor
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 Ltd
Solid Edge ST10 [MP8] Classic [x2 seats]
Windows 10 - Quadro P2000

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

Gears Phenom Gears Phenom
Gears Phenom

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,

Imics

Imics
http://solidedgest.wordpress.com/

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

Phenom
Phenom

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...

Builder
Builder
Awesome, that's a good idea. Thanks!

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

Phenom
Phenom
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...

Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor
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 Ltd
Solid Edge ST10 [MP8] Classic [x2 seats]
Windows 10 - Quadro P2000

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

Experimenter
Experimenter

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.

John Winter
Manager Mechanical Engineering and Innovation Lab
Bird Technologies
Solid Edge ST9, Evaluating ST10.

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

Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor

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...

Genius
Genius

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