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Does Costing consider Sub-Assemblies?

Question asked by Ian Minton on Aug 18, 2015
Latest reply on Nov 4, 2016 by Evan Dlugopolski

From what I can tell the new Assembly Costing Functionality does not consider Sub-assemblies. It flattens everything and only sees the Parts.


My situation:

I have modeled a trolley at the Assembly level. I've downloaded and added to it some Castor assemblies from 3D Content Central. So these are sub-assemblies. I've assigned a "Purchased Cost" custom property to these Sub-Assemblies.


My hope was that when I run Costing. It would see the sub-assembly, see the top level "Purchased Cost" custom property and use that rather than try and analyse the Parts within the Castor sub-assembly.


I understand that I could convert the sub-assembly to a multi-body Part to get round the problem. But that is a restrictive workaround. For example I would not be able to make it flexible anymore.


I can see this being a common problem.