Tutorial : How to upload assembly files which contain more than one part ?

We often stumble upon files that look very interesting and wish to download and explore. We look at the software, and hey its the same stuff we use. Eagerly we download and open it, only to find out that the part file was missing. We downloaded an assembly file alone.
Now these are mistakes we have all done as beginners. This tutorial is mean't to make life a little simple for both the regular users and the newbies here.

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Firstly its important to understand that assembly files are all linked to the part files. These files do not hold all the information of the individual parts. When opened an assembly file searches for the part files linked to it and draws information from it. So in case you have uploaded an assembly file alone, the assembly doesn't get the info it needs and hence doesn't work!

The process is quite simple, but the aim of this tutorial is to make people realize how important it is to avoid making this error.

Answered with a tutorial: https://grabcad.com/tutorials/tutorial-how-to-upload-assembly-files-which-contain-more-than-one-part

 
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It probably worth mentioning that its better in a lot of ways to upload an assembly and not upload all your assembly parts separately. Too many people are uploading their assembly parts separately for no other reason than to increase their file count. Its a waste of space and shows a lack of skills.

 
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if all of your parts are not at same folder mean if you are using files from various folders then the best method recommended by solidworks is just
"Pack And Go" check the attachment picture and you also save it as zip file

 
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Save the assembly in IGES format & then Upload it.

 
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Both methods work, there is also a Pack and Go in Inventor, this is probably the best method for ALL programs if your using library parts located in either another folder, on a server, or different HD.

 
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To do this in Solid Edge use the Revision Manager to make a copy of all the files into one folder and then zip the folder.

 
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If there are hundreds of part files in a folder which also has some other assembly would selecting and zipping an ideal way to go about uploading the files?Cant we just select the assembly file and expect the software to upload its part files as well?

 
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Actually I do have a question, I upload my SolidWorks document it has been published, but My library are shown just like empty cubes, does any one know why?

 
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