When you create a tree house file and save it, Is there anyway when you open it backup it will come in collapsed? When I open it back up it always comes in expanded.
Doesn't look like that is an option, but just clicking the top level collapse button isn't that big a deal.Does the tree take a long time to open because it's not collapsed ?
If you have a number of sub assemblies under the top level. So it is a time consuming big deal.
Out of personal interest, what is the purpose of this? How do you use it and to what end? It seems like a rather useful scheme to have but I can't see what would be the point of making this.
New model projects. In a lot of cases the new model year uses many of the current assemblies. It allows you to see those assemblies and parts as well as dropping into the tree icons for new assemblies and parts. You can activate any assembly and part right out of tree house. You drag and drop assemblies into different groups with ease. Its a good new project planning tool.
So basically, it's a tool to validate you didn't leave a part from another project on this one?
Are your assemblies really large for you to require to use this?
When you talk about being able to see those assemblies and parts, do you mean as a preview icon? If so it must be as precise as the thumbnail previews(which isn't all that bad depending on what the intent is)
I'm not quite sure I understand what the use of it is. I could see it being used as a planning tool for the shop since it gives them a better break down of the project from top to bottom but I still don't see the use for it on the drawing side. Enlighten me please
Edit: I am guessing this is a PDM feature? I can't seem to find it.
Alex Treehouse is in the SW Tools folder. It is a separate program...
I looked into it once, but we don't do assemblies where I work, just custom parts, so it doesn't hold much value.
I also looked into Treehouse. I have not found a use for it yet.
I just gave this a quick look to see how it worked. Are you obligated to start your project from the Tree house? It would be fun if it worked the other way around as in that you could take a SolidWorks Assembly file and have it do a nice little hierarchy of that file.
You can just drag and drop too.
Derrr, I was trying to do ''Open'' and it wouldn't work. Just another minor stupid bug from SolidWorks haha
And after creating the tree, it can be exported into SolidWorks.
Obviously parts within new sub-assys will have to be mated correctly, and new parts will have to have the geometry created, but it can be a very quick way to create a new product.
You can also export your tree structure to an excel spreadsheet.
Get out. What info does it export?
That's interesting, I have a ''macro'' that does something along the line but I don't really use it, others do. The intent it was built for was to make an excel spreadsheet and to validate properties throughout the project to make sure that everything was O.K.
I think I beat you in terms of large assemblies
For those of you that may be interested, there's quite an in-depth discussion about Treehouse and other similar attempts here...... The ULTIMATE DRAWING TREE Discussion, all ideas welcome!
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