Can you 'dissolve' a cut extrude if it has been propagated to the parts within an assembly?
Do you mean delete it?
Yes you can. But keep in mind you might end up with errors if you have external references to it.
Sorry Scott I wasn't very specific, the feature takes a long time to rebuild so I would like to get rid of it and just have it exist at the part level as it is already propagated to these parts and I don't plan on making any changes to it.
In the thread you responded to on Linear Patterns I was patterning a hole wizard feature and I had suppressed the assembly feature and had a separate configuration of each individual part showing the holes created by that feature. I began having problems the next time I opened the assembly...some of the assembly features became unsuppressed while some did not. At the part level some of these features became suppressed and would not allow me to un-suppress them.
Long story short I am trying the cut extrude feature in an attempt to combine several other features that I was using before that were causing me problems and I would like to use it to create the necessary holes and then get rid of it and still have the holes exist in the parts.
Ok, I think I got it.
What I would do is edit the parts individually within the assembly. Like you would do for a top down.
Then I would convert entities to grab the exact location of the extrude.
Then when you call up the individual parts you will have to break the external reference, but you will have the features
in the parts. Then after you ahve done this delete the extruded cut feature in the assembly.
I hope this makes sense to you.
Well I could right click on the feature inside the part and select Make Independent as well, I think that would render the same results... Its just tedious when I have to do so many parts one by one...but then again everything is. To make things better the assembly loves to rebuild every time a part is changed!
Like a lot of things in Solidworks....there are many ways to accomplish a task.
Just a matter of which one works best for you.
Depending on the quantity of parts it could possiby be faster to recreate the assembly. You just need to weigh the time you currently wait for updates and rebuilds versus the time to recreate the assembly and the shortened update/rebuild time you are trying to achieve.
*Sometimes a reset is a good idea.*
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