...Hopefully the subject line is not more confusing than it should be.
The following is a good actual example of what I am trying to do / question being asked:
I have a Soliwrorks 2011 (SP 3.0) assembly. It is an angle-iron frame weldment. The frame will have sheet metal enclosures/panels on various places. I want said panels to be ASSEMBLIES however, not just parts (the panels get bolts and sometimes other sub-assy's attached). I want to model the panels in a top-down fashion using my frame assembly. I opened my frame assy, went to insert, new part, and drew a panel. I had a panel as a single part on my frame assembly. Herein lies the question: how do I convert that single panel PART to an ASS'Y? Is there a recommended way to do this so that no linked dimensions (referenced from the frame ass'y) wind up being broken? I imagine there must be a way to "assembelize" a top-down part.
Thanks for any help as always.