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riveter1000
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How can I select these bodies?

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03-28-2014 09:06 AM

I am designing some enclosures for PCBs. They come to me as step files with sometimes 400 components. I would like to delete the tiny surface mount components to free up memory. I really only need the PCB and the big components that define the envelope of the enclosure.

My question is how can I select the little ones other than clicking on them one by one? Can I box select or filter them by size like in some 3D applications?

 

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Mark

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bgarden
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Re: How can I select these bodies?

03-28-2014 09:10 AM in reply to: riveter1000

Shift + Right Click > Component Size, then choose your percentage of size compared to overall model.  You will see the selected parts highlight as you change percentage.  Once selected you can simply delete.

 

Hope this helps.

 

 

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riveter1000
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Re: How can I select these bodies?

03-28-2014 10:03 AM in reply to: bgarden

These are my options when I shift-right click. I don't see a way to select by size.

 

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Mark

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bgarden
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Re: How can I select these bodies?

03-28-2014 10:12 AM in reply to: riveter1000

Sorry, my eyes weren't seeing clearly, I thought you were in an assembly.  I can now see you are in a multiple solid part.

 

In that case you will just have to multi-select in the browser or graphics window and delete I'm afraid.

 

(Unless you wanted to convert to an assembly giving you seperate ipt files for each solid body which could then be selected using method in previous response.)

 

 

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riveter1000
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Re: How can I select these bodies?

03-28-2014 10:23 AM in reply to: bgarden

When you say convert to an assembly, can I convert the part to assembly or do I have to specify that option when I open the step file?

Mark

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bgarden
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Re: How can I select these bodies?

03-28-2014 10:28 AM in reply to: riveter1000

From the multi-solid body part file you can go to Mange Tab > Make Components.  You can then select all your solid body's and choose to convert them to individual .ipt files inserted into a .iam file.

 

 

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riveter1000
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Re: How can I select these bodies?

03-28-2014 10:35 AM in reply to: bgarden

OK. Thank you.

Mark

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Re: How can I select these bodies?

03-31-2014 08:13 AM in reply to: riveter1000

The best suggestion would be the assembly component size option that was given prior. Within the part file you would need to delete individually.

Regards,

Don

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