3 Replies Latest reply on Oct 26, 2012 3:29 PM by Kris Rowlands

    Multiple bodies of the same part

    Michael Closson

      I've seen this a number of times in the past, but today I thought I'd question the forum.

      I just received an .x_t file from a client this morning and upon opening it there were 1500 components in this assembly.

      A lot of the components were fasteners of different types and sizes.

      The point is that there may be 20 - 50 of the same size fastener and each is its own part file with a -1,-2,-3, etc. in the filename.

      For example, 6 mm Washer_2-1.sldprt, 6 mm Washer_2-2.sldprt, 6 mm Washer_2-3.sldprt and so on.

      I could probably cut the number of components from 1500 to 1000 if it would use the same part file for each instance instead of creating a new one each time.

      Am I missing a setting for reusing the same part file in multiple instances?

      I've seen this with other file types (.step, .igs).

      Thanks for any input.

       

      Mike