Is there an opiton when saving an assembly as parasolidworks that will save each individual part a separate body?
You can save an assembly as an .sldprt file (multibody part file) and export that as a parasolid file.
So you're wanting to save each component of an assy to an individual parasolid format, but without having to open & save each part separately?
You should be able to achieve that with a macro.
Export out, import back in with iges, turn option on to save bodies as seperate parts, then re save your parasolid file
basically I want to import that parasolidworks assembly in a normal solidworks assembly and mate the imported bodies and have interact and move
OK, let's clarify a little. There is no such thing as a "parasolidworks" assy. Do you have a SolidWorks assy or a parasolid assy?
Are you wanting to ...
1) Export (save as) a SolidWorks assy to a parasolid format
2) Import (open) a parasolid assy and convert it to a SolidWorks assy
3) Insert a parasolid assy into a SolidWorks assy
I should have clarified. I have solidworks 2011 an engineer I collaborate with has 2013. He keeps sending me parasolidworks assembly but the problem is the bodies are frozen and sometimes mesh together. What I was wondering. Is there a feature that will allow him to send me parasolidworks format of the assembly but the parts being seprate bodies. So I can import this parasolidworks assembly in a normal solidworks assembly with features and have the imported bodies of the parasolidworks assembly mate and interact with one another
He keeps sending me parasolidworks assembly
Once again ... there is no such thing as a "parasolidworks" assembly. It's just a parasolid format file.
the problem is the bodies are frozen and sometimes mesh together.
Sorry, I don't know what you mean by that.
Is there a feature that will allow him to send me parasolidworks format of the assembly but the parts being seprate bodies.
Yes. See Don Van Zile's post above ... but it will be a multibody part file. (See next comment)
So I can import this parasolidworks assembly in a normal solidworks assembly with features and have the imported bodies of the parasolidworks assembly mate and interact with one another
After importing as a multibody part, you will be able to save the bodies as separate parts while at the same time re-creating an assy. However, the parts will not be constrined with mates. You will have to re-create the required mates or simply fix or lock the parts in place.
Also, no features will be available in the newly created parts unless you are able to use the feature recognition module (FeatureWorks).
What do you actually need to do with the parts in this assembly?
Thats what I was looking for multi body part file. Im working on a project and engineer is sending me some parts to check if they will feet and will work correctly.
Have the engineer send you a self-executable eDrawing assembly for you to review & mark-up.
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