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.
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
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.
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?