What are the best practices to upload Solidworks projects (parts and assemblies) to GrabCAD Workbench?
Here is how I created a new Workbench project and a few different ways I uploaded SolidWorks files. This is was also my first time using the upload folders option so I came across a few bugs that I am sure will be worked out but they are not a big deal. Please feel free to leave comments if this worked for you or if you have a different or better way to do it.
I will tell you how to start your Workbench project and upload SolidWorks files. I am assuming you know how to create your files. For this tutorial, I will upload a .zip file containing all of the part and assembly files. You can make this many ways but one of the best ways is to use the Pack-and-Go option in SW. Many other CAD programs have a similar option and this makes sure all the required files are included.
Answered with a tutorial: https://grabcad.com/tutorials/how-to-upload-files-to-grabcad-workbench
I usually do a pack-and-go and create a zip file to upload so I know that all of my parts and sub-assemblies are included. This leads to the problem of not being able to view in the viewer for non cad users but with a large assembly uploading all the parts and sub assemblies separately can create a bit of a mess. The nice thing about Workbench is that the viewer can read the assembly file without the individual part so I will upload this separately for use in the viewer. Not sure if this is the best practice but a bunch of files for bolts and washers can just clutter things up if you ask me.
Stephen, we don't have the unzip functionality jet but we will be working on that. Uploading only assambly file will work with Solidorks only.
PS. I was hoping someone will create a tutorial that I can share with customers who are asking the same question.
Would you like a tutorial of the way i explaned? I could do that this weekend I could also try the upload folders option too Or let me know what the "best practices" are
When I upload one IronCAD file to workbench, I get three files in the GrabCAD project. They include the IronCAD file plus one .JPG (for preview) and one .X-T.
They are useful files but a typical project in our company has 15 IronCAD files, when uploaded this becomes 45 files. Can they be filtered?