How to find the top level assembly when i have a folder with many assemblies?
Are the assemblies not numbered and indexed in some way?
You could use the Where Used function in SW Explorer. The topmost assy will not be used elsewhere.
Use the new file filter option in SOLIDWORKS.
Thanks for the answer.
I've made myself not clear in the question.
I've a folder with top level assembly and many sub level, sub sub level asemblies.
How do I find out which is the top most level without opening each and every assembly in SolidWorks?
You don't need to open the file.
Thanks for pointing that out Deepak! That's one of those easy-to-miss filters that we tend to overlook.
I don't believe that function existed in the 2012 version Arun is using.
Oops yes you're right.
Arun the filters are available SW2013 onwards.
I hope top assembly will consume more size, filtering the size may help to find
The size of assembly files is not directly related to the parts underneath, just to the information that needs to be saved to define the assembly. Originally that meant just the list of the first level parts or subassemblies and the mates. Later there was more data added, such as the pixel data so that the view will show up quickly.
Anyway, if you have a huge assembly that only has a couple of subassemblies, with all of the parts in the subassemblies, I think it will end up being smaller than the subassemblies.
Some folks use a naming convention for assemblies, as Kelvin alluded to. You could name a low level assembly A_Whatever or 0_Whatever. The next level up could be AA_Whatever or 00_Whatever or 1_Whatever. The next level would be AAA_Whatever or 000_Whatever or 2_Whatever and so on.
We used to number as you said , Since we have assigned particular alphabets for sub assemblies and assemblies its easy for us to find out irrespective of the projects
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