There is anyway to add assemblies into Solidworks Toolbox.
Show all file (*.* in file name) the select the assembly you want.
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I don't think it is possible to add assemblies into the toolbox
Toolbox is mainly for standard components.
What exactly you are looking for..?
You've discovered an unsupported 'functionality'. We don't support assemblies in Toolbox, the drop down only lists part file types, and cannot guarantee that things will behave as you expect them to. I caution you on using this functionality.
The purpose of toolbox is to have multiple configurations of a part, if I am not wrong
How can we get this with an assembly within SW Toolbox, without a third party add-in?
I agree that the toolbox is to standard parts. A pneumatic cylinder is a standard, but we want as assembly.
We have done with gas springs has well. The assembly file is for one size and we only have 3 configurations (in, out and free stroke) to simulate the positions of the gas spring.
I don't understand the question.
"How can we get this with an assembly within SW Toolbox, without a third party add-in?"
What I now is that's working.
That gas spring is using three parts (body, piston and 2xball joint) this parts are also added to the toolbox. You can see in the picture below that the body and piston aren't activated.
I am not a toolbox expert.
Sorry if I comment something wrong.
If you are happy with the way it is working... Good!
I'm not an expert to. I'm starting using the toolbox and for me seems to be a good tool for design.
You don't comment something wrong. For me all comment are welcome. I just didn´t understand your question.
I don't understand your question. Can you, please, be more specific (my english isn't very good)?
I believe that we can have several configurations for sizes has well. (I hope, because we have other files as assembly with different sizes - see attch).
Thank you for your reply.
Do you have any idea what could go wrong?
I don't have anything definite at this point but I can imagine that things might go wrong with mate references, suppression states, motion, and more. I would also speculate that if an assembly had multiple nested sub-assemblies in it, that the issues could grow quickly. Again, I caution you on doing this as things may change in the future and any assemblies referencing these Toolbox assemblies may become unstable.
If you want to set the toolbox flag, so it shows up in the assembly tree as a toolbox item, you can try
C:\Program Files\SolidWorks Corp\SolidWorks\Toolbox\data utilities\sldsetdocprop.exe
Hello, the all files option does not show.
has anyone got an updated way to add custom assemblies to a toolbox without saving the assembly as a part
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