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Toolbox in Large Assembly Best Practices

Question asked by James Rhys-Davies on Feb 4, 2016
Latest reply on Feb 5, 2016 by James Rhys-Davies

Fresh from SOLIDWORKS World 2016 (best experience EVER) and it's time to start researching/implementing all of our new ideas and tactics!!


We run large assemblies (>750 parts) with complicated geometry with multiple configurations, so you can imagine the performance nightmare this is creating for us! It's a necessary evil though.


We currently use EPDM to manage our hardware with design tables, but are looking into the Toolbox. Does anybody have any recommendations on how to set this up so that it doesn't hurt our performance any more. We would of course slim out the toolbox to match our inventory.


Can the hardware be loaded as a virtual part? Would that help or hurt us?


I am looking for suggestions before I spend the time needed to optimize our toolbox.