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Large Assemblies - adjustable parts slow down performance?

Legend
Legend

As we continue to find the solution to getting large assemblies to perform better, the discussion has brought up adjustable parts. We will have adjustable parts when we use unistrut, structural materials, etc. When you open any assembly that uses adjustable parts, the parts will expand, and contract to adjusted size once fully opened.

 

Maybe this is a situation that slows down large assemblies? Is there a best practice, if it does have adverse effects?

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Re: Large Assemblies - adjustable parts slow down performance?

Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

I wouldn't think adjustable parts will change unless you change them via the variables. I could be wrong, of course, but the last state of the assembly when saved is what the state will be when you open it.

Bruce Shand
ST10 MP7 - Insight - Win10 - K4200

Re: Large Assemblies - adjustable parts slow down performance?

Legend
Legend

An assembly that has adjustable parts, when it is opened, that adjustable part opens as full size, and then shrinks down to the variable settings.

Re: Large Assemblies - adjustable parts slow down performance?

Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

Even when the assembly is opened with all parts inactive?

Bruce Shand
ST10 MP7 - Insight - Win10 - K4200

Re: Large Assemblies - adjustable parts slow down performance?

Phenom
Phenom

Trikefreak wrote:

An assembly that has adjustable parts, when it is opened, that adjustable part opens as full size, and then shrinks down to the variable settings.


You see the same effect with frames if you have a solid created in the frame cross-section file.

We often create the sketch and then extrude it say 1m, or whatever the standard length of the part might be.

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