What is the most common way of taking .SLDASM's of a product and making them available to the public, without revealing proprietary information contained within these files? Thanks
It appears the best way to achieve our goal is to make a completely new model - a model that looks like our finished product externally, but does not include all the inside proprietary details we are looking to protect.
Have you tried 3D PDF? From a part or assembly, save PDF, and check "Save as 3D PDF" option.
there is also the defeature command.
and if you don't want to host them yourself, there is 3D content central, grabCAD, traceparts, and others.
Thanks, but allow me to clarify.
When I download 3D CAD files of products from other companies to drop into my SolidWorks assemblies, the design tree of the downloaded file has only ONE feature/component that is titled "Imported1".
I would like to convert our existing SolidWorks assemblies into these simplified files.
"defeature" comes close, but I don't think that is it.
to get an "imported1" body, you will need to save the result from the defeature, or join, commands as a different file format (I recommend parasolid) and then open that file into solidworks to import it.
You can use the option to save only the external surfaces when you save the assembly as a part. If you want to export a solid model, then you can thicken the surface model, provided you can make it completely waterproof.
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