When I edit a part in an assembly, like make an extruded cut, I propagate the cut through to the part. Now Solidworks terns the part into a derived part and I cant edit the part in any way?
I've never had that happen. You won't be able to edit the cut feature in the Part file, but you should be able to make other edits to it.
Can you share the assembly or a screen shot of what you are talking about? Because I am not sure that the terms you are using are the correct terms to convey what is happening. Something doesn't make sense.
How can I attach a file to a forum post?
I have attached the files. Its very simply piece. I cant even edit the fillets on the original piece! This is happening to every part I draw!!
Looks like this started out as a multibody part that was then saved as an assembly.....both parts in this assembly reference the same part.
You would have to edit the original part to edit those fillets that you have there.
Do you still have the original part?
So, I am guessing that you first saved out a multibody part as an assembly......which creates (in this case) two parts and an assembly....each part is a derived part back to the original multibody part.
Then you created a cut at the assembly level and propagated that cut to the parts. Which creates another derived Cut-Extrude at the part level.
Without seeing anything from the file itself, my presumption is that your cut sketch made a reference of some sort to an element in your assembly (I've had this happen where I refer to the wrong datum plane, for instance) and therefore the sketch is now in the context of your assembly file.
Or, another twist on this issue would be a time when I wasn't aware of the fact that I was not actually editing the part, but was making an assembly cut feature.
Well, its how I always make a cut in an assembly. I sketch on the part, cut it and propagate the cut through to the part! Now when ever I do that, it makes the part a derived part and i cant edit it!! Its happening to every drawing! I must have check a box somewhere. I have no idea. I have attached the pack and go files to an answer above. That answer is being moderated as we speak. You can open the two parts and the assembly and see if you have any ideas......
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