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rajeshindi
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convert multibody part in an assembly into associative individual parts

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09-23-2012 08:21 PM

Hi,

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.

thanks.


rajeshindi wrote:
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.
Thanks

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.

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sbixler
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Re: convert multibody part in an assembly into associative individual parts

09-24-2012 04:15 AM in reply to: rajeshindi

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.

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rajeshindi
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Re: convert multibody part in an assembly into associative individual parts

09-24-2012 05:02 AM in reply to: rajeshindi
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.
Thanks
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JDMather
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Re: convert multibody part in an assembly into associative individual parts

09-24-2012 05:06 AM in reply to: rajeshindi

1.  I have never seen this - can you attach the files here?

2. I wouldn't do this.

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Re: convert multibody part in an assembly into associative individual parts

09-24-2012 05:40 AM in reply to: rajeshindi

rajeshindi wrote:
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.
Thanks

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.

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Re: convert multibody part in an assembly into associative individual parts

09-24-2012 04:38 PM in reply to: sbixler

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.

Thanks.

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