Currently I am working in an assembly file. (.iam-INV 2013)
This assembly consists of few sub assemblies and few part (.ipt) files.
Each and every .ipt file is made up of many multi-bodies.
1. I need to convert these multi-bodies in to a individual part files which is still associative to main assembly and the part file it belongs to.
2. Is it possible?
3. How to do it?
4. I tried to demote the part file (which contains multibodies). It created sub assembly but still it has only one part file and does covert the mulibodies into multiple part file.
I hope, I am able to explain my problem.
Otherwise, happy to load the file.
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Open a multi-body part file and use the Make Part or Make Components tools to create individual parts derived from the multi-body part file (or you can do this manually by using the Derived Part tool) and (re)place them into your assembly. This is the typical workflow for multi-body solids: the MB part is the "Layout" for the individual parts derived from it.
1. I have never seen this - can you attach the files here?
2. I wouldn't do this.
Hi, I use crating part often with limited requirements. now i have few more requirements like,
1. The multibody part or assembly doesn't update if I modify the crated component.
2. I have created the multibody part with reference to other part or sub assembly in a assembly file. If I replace the multibody part file with derived part won't I loose the relationship.
1. This is the wrong way around. The multibody part is where you do the updates-- the derived parts update to match. So the proper workflow is: change the layout (multibody part), update assembly (all derived parts update also).
2. As JD Mather wrote, this is not a good idea.
Hi JDM, Sbixler,
Thanks for your support.
1. Now I understand the filing structure. If I understood correctly, Always we have to modify in the top level and it flows to the the bottom part. (I got the confusion was due to the fact that I had the choice of editing directly in the assembly or open the part in the assembly and edit seperately. So, I asssumed editing part in an assembly or opening a part file and changing is just the same.)
2. So, i have started an assembly with wrong foot. It would be much appreciated if you could outline the best practice in creating assembly. Normally, I get the part model from customer. I derive that in to a .ipt file. Then I start creating the whole assembly (approx. 100 to 150 parts) as multi bodies. Once everythig completed I create component and new assembly file. Then I go for bolted connection in the assembly file. I do this way due to boolean function in the .ipt file which is lot easier. If I try to do the same in .iam file then i need to copy the .ipt part into another part. convert it into solid and then do the boolean function. every .ipt part has a relationship with other. I find it was lot easier to create the mulibody part file and later convert in to assembly file.
Your opinion would be much appreciated.