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Best way to save an assembly as (1) file for layout purposes?

Question asked by Chris Manger on Feb 12, 2010
Latest reply on Feb 15, 2010 by Wayne Tiffany
What is the best/most efficient way to save an assembly as a single file to be used in a layout.  Some of our machines are fairly large and we use 10-12 of them in a single layout.  Putting that many large assemblies in a single model bogs down the computer a great deal.  I tried saving the assembly as a part file, but it still seems to keep to much information.  I mainly need the "shell" or outline of the machine, minus all the parts inside or places you cant see.

Any suggestions?

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