I have a part (It is a 3-d Puzzle) that is made out of wood. I need to somehow split it into several parts to make a template, or an assembly with every part separate. Is there a "quick" way to do this, other than slowly taking it apart?
Expand the Solid Bodies folder, RMB on a body name.
It depends how the part is made.
You can as Glenn says, break the multi body part into separate new parts or you could make different configurations within the original part model, only showing one of the bodies for each configuration.
You can then start an assembly and Ctrl+ drag as many of the parts you need in.
Change the configurations of each and mate accordingly.
I hope this helps.
Right-click on the Solid Bodies folder and select Save Bodies. One of the options in the Save Bodies manager is Create Assembly.
If you used the Split tool to create the multi-body puzzle, you can also right-click the Split feature and select Create Assembly. Make sure the split parts are given or assigned a name, or the Create Assembly option will not be available.
I'm working on SW2015, your reply was very useful but I have another question: if you modify original part, changes will be reflected on assembly?
Thanks in advance
Carlos Lermont wrote: if you modify original part, changes will be reflected on assembly?
Carlos Lermont wrote:
if you modify original part, changes will be reflected on assembly?
As long as you do not break the references/link between the two
Here is step by step method of what Kelvin suggested: Assembly from Part – No mates required
I can't seem to have the save bodies options when I right-click the solid bodies folder.
im using 2014 btw.
Click on the Customize Menu option to see if the Save Bodies option is available for selection.
Check if you see that under Insert > Features
@Kelvin, @Deepak: Very useful explanation for me. Thanks.
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