I have a fairly complicated assembly supplied by a vendor. Because we will not be modifying it, I figured it would be a prime candidate for being simplified since it both slows my computer to a crawl AND will never have to be changed. I went into the assembly, chose simplify by visible faces and my computer froze for a while so SE could do its work. End result is a nice, single body with all the exterior faces. I'm happy.
Until I put it into an assembly. I've got two of these particular ones in the assembly and one of them shows up and the other stays hidden but will highlight if I move my mouse over it. If I switch over to design view, it will pop back up, but again I'm working at a crawl and that defeats the purpose. There is no noticeable slow down when only one is visible.
Has anyone run into this before and have a solution?
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If you don't need to keep the original condition maybe you could save the simplify feature as a separate part and use it instead.
That's usually how I handle venor supplied assemblies, but, for me, typically that's converting from step files. This is a rare instance where I actually have the SE assembly so I thought I'd use the simplify functionality to maintain model fidelity.
Yes but if the simplifed version is adequate you can save the simplified feature as a new part. Right click on the the simplify feature and do a "save as". That way you don't have to carry the full version along or worry about turning on or off designed/simplified.
OK I'll go this route. Still no idea why SE refuses to show one simplified assembly, but shows the other.
I have also found simplified assemblies in upper levels to be problematic in terms of proper display.