Thierry Bottaro

Why is the functionality "simplify" not active

Discussion created by Thierry Bottaro on Feb 12, 2020
Latest reply on Feb 12, 2020 by Thierry Bottaro

according to solidworks help, I may use the "simplify" function ( 2018 SOLIDWORKS Help - Simplifying Parts and Assemblies  ) on assembly. There is nowhere written that the assembly should comply with some restrictions...


but in my Solidworks  "Tools > Find/Modify > Simplify" is greyed out, so I can't use the function.

I try to select a part, a set of parts, nothing... it is always greyed out.

I tried to fix all part (documentation speaks about a loss of contraints when simplified)

I tried to make alle part not "lighweight" apperance....


Nothing works.


The only "special" thing on my assembly, it is that comes from a STEP import.


By the way, I'm not sure I want to "simplify". I just want to have a single file "not 1000 parts and subassembly", less details, and a lighter file at the end)