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Solidworks assembly into solid part

Question asked by 1-G7QGY2 on Jul 23, 2009
Latest reply on Jul 27, 2009 by 1-G7QGY2

Hi

 

I have an IGES file from a vendor that is an assembly of several parts. I opened it in SW and have an assembly with several dumb solid models. This is a part we purchase and add to the top assembly just like a bolt or nut so I don't need the many small parts that all have part numbers different then ours.

I thought there was a way I could take this SW assembly or IGES assembly and save it as one dumb solid rather than as a multi-part assembly but none of the SAVE AS PART functions work for this.

 

I don't want to have to track all the many small parts to this buy-and-use assembly.

 

Does anyone know how to turn an assembly into a single part solid?

 

Thank you.

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