ER Cleanup part and Freeze/Thaw
We use a lot of parts that are created in the past from V12 up to ST9 and one of the things that I often do is to “clean up” the part..
Two methods used, just a move to synchronous action, remove the “user defined sets, Used sketches and Live Sections.
In the attached example the file size goes from;
- 410KB original
- 392KB converted
- 337KB converted and cleaned up
But I also use a second method and that is to insert the part into an ordered or synchronous part, this will reduce the size even more
- 248KB inserted into ordered part
- 241KB inserted into an synchronous part.
The second method is my desired method since you end up with a clean (2016) part and the file size is smaller.
If I want to manipulate the part in assemblies I insert into an ordered part an leave it ordered, If I want to manipulate it I insert it into an Synchronous part and use it to develop new stuff.
Since al the face have the same internal name / reference this new part can be replaced in older assemblies without problems with relations.
It would be nice to have a button to do all that in one step, insert part copy into synchronous and copy also all the properties and save + overwrite old part.
It would also be very nice to have a “freeze” button in synchronous models, one of the biggest fears of new users or older ordered users is that someone touches a face and moves a face.
Other users out there that would love to have this Cleanup part and freeze/thaw button ?
If yes I will try to open an ER for this functionality.