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Form new sub-assembly feature and then dissolve/ explode in a new assembly

Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor

In SW there's a feature where you can create a sub assembly from parts that already exist in an assembly. this is very handy when you have fasteners. You can group fasteners and easily copy them to other assemblies.

 

i have a bolt with 2 washers that i want to group from one assembly and then copy to another assembly. id then like to dissolve the sub assembly so the parts are now in the top level assembly. 

 

how do i do this in SE? 

 

Regards,

MagRiz
(ST9 User Est 01.18)
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Re: Form new sub-assembly feature and then dissolve/ explode in a new assembly

Genius
Genius

Hi

The command you need is Transfer. If you select the components in question and then click on 'Transfer' you will have the option to create a new sub-assembly.

 

When you want to dissolve it, you can use the transfer command again to move the parts to the assembly level you want.

585 ST10 Win 7

Re: Form new sub-assembly feature and then dissolve/ explode in a new assembly

Legend
Legend
you can also use the disperse button under the transfer button, to break that sub-assembly into your top level. not sure what you mean by dissolve the sub-assembly, I'm assuming you mean disperse them out into the top level.

Re: Form new sub-assembly feature and then dissolve/ explode in a new assembly

Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

If I remember correctly "dissolve" was SW's term.

Bruce Shand
ST10 MP10 - Insight - Win10 - K4200

Re: Form new sub-assembly feature and then dissolve/ explode in a new assembly

Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

@MagRiz  Solid Edge has a function called System Libraries that you may want to look into.  It's a formal solution for what you are talking about.

 

https://docs.plm.automation.siemens.com/tdoc/se/110/se_help/#uid:xid1129777:xid1323753:index_assembl...



Ken
Production: ST10 MP9, Testing: SE 2019
http://Grundey.blogspot.com

Re: Form new sub-assembly feature and then dissolve/ explode in a new assembly

Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor

i first had to drop the pattern that the fasteners were using, which i dont understand why is necessary.

 

but the form new subassembly option is greyed out. 

 

and then SE crashed.. 

Regards,

MagRiz
(ST9 User Est 01.18)

Re: Form new sub-assembly feature and then dissolve/ explode in a new assembly

Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor

@585 

Thanks, to dissolve, it is not the transfer function again. But its the disperse function

 

Regards,

MagRiz
(ST9 User Est 01.18)