if I wanted to insert a subassembly just to represent its size and shape and this subassembly is huge in file size can I convert that subassembly to a smaller file type that is a dumb solid and insert it into the assembly?
SpeedPak creates a simplified configuration of an assembly without losing references. If you work with very large and complex assemblies, using a SpeedPak configuration can significantly improve performance while working in the assembly and its drawing.
If you are using SolidWorks 2011, You can use De-feature to represent the assembly. It makes the part as dumbsolid and yet retain the shape and size.
If older version, You might have to try and save the part into some neutral file format and import it again to solidworks. But there may be data loss.
Thank you Raghu, I am still on 10 waiting for you guys to clear the bugs and a week where i'm not so crazy busy.
Thank you Deepak, yes I forgot there was such thing although I have never used it, now I'm about to learn how.
I have question, If you use a speedpack the file size decreases ?
I know it creates an configuration and you are mentioning that it's an big assembly. I am not sure how it would be helpful.
Correct me if i am wrong !
Because when you use in another assembly, it'll not load all the parts/details but just the graphical things
Working with the drawings and assembly is a breeze ! But unfortunately file size remains the same based on the sample assembly file.
Don't know how it would work with Big assembly files.
I agree that file size will not change but it serves the purpose OP needs
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