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Create Sub-assembly from general assembly.

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01-03-2014 10:02 AM



I created a general assembly (GA) and placed several parts and assemblies. After I realized there are too many parts and assemblies in the GA to reasonably place on a drawing. Now I want to remove some parts and create sub-assemblies. Is there an easy proceedure to select some parts in the GA and insert them into a new sub-assembly and (hopefully) keep the constraints intact?


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Re: Create Sub-assembly from general assembly.

01-03-2014 10:16 AM in reply to: JJarbeau

You can select parts in your assembly and press tab to create a new sub-assembly from the selected parts.  Alternatively you can right click->components->demote and it will do the same thing.  It should be able to keep all of your constraints as well.

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Re: Create Sub-assembly from general assembly.

01-03-2014 11:01 AM in reply to: JavaLodge
Just tried the "Tab" solution and is exactly what I was looking for.

Thanks again

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