Matael wrote: ↑
Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:36 am
Hi all !
I would like to try assembly3 with partdesign components. It looke like the best way to import a partdesign is to make a link. Like this, if you modify the pd in the assembly, the modification will be done in the pd too. (am I wrong ?).
Yes correct. You can even drag a body to an assembly container in another document, which creates external link. Any modification inside the linked body will be stored in the original document. But you must keep the original document open when work on the assembly.
My problem is that when I create the link, the name is Linkxxx. Is there a way to keep the name of the document (or the name of the body at least)?
Finally, what is the best practice to tidy all links (I didn't see this in tutorial)? (I ask this because there is a "parts" group where I suppose we should put the imported elements, but I'm really not sure. Maybe is it just a folder to store the part created inside the assembly document?)
You can simply rename the link to anything you want. Select it in the tree view, press 'F2'. I didn't auto rename the link because the link can be dynamically changed to other objects, it is kind of difficult to track the changes. I'll probably add that logic in the future.
In Assembly3, the assembly container acts as both a Part and Product container. You don't need the Part group. To create sub-assemblies, simply create another assembly, and drag it into the parent assembly.
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