I'm often using weldment / structural member profiles to draw up bent tube structures. I name all the bodies in the cutlist i then use the "Save Bodies" option from the Cut List (rt click) context menu.
In the save bodies dialog I tell SW to create a new assembly from the cutlist items, and save each body out as its own part file. So I end up with the individual part files for each original body, and an assembly file where they all live together in harmony.
It seems like at this point I should be able to remove the original multi-body part file, but the new parts are externally linked (split body) to the multi-body part where the cutlist originated.
The new split body parts don't bring in all the features that made up that body originally. Rather, the new parts just show a split body feature that I can right click on and "edit in context" to open the original multi-body part file.
Maybe there is no good way to preserve the newly saved part files without also preserving the external links and the original multi-body file... Not seeing anything in the documentation or here on the forum.
Can anyone lend me some guidance in eliminating external links and the original multi-body part files when saving bodies from cut lists?
OR can anyone tell me conclusively that I do need to keep the external links and original multi-body part files.
Thanks in advance