I have an assembly of about 2500 parts. I need to put 2 of them into an assembly for laying out other equipment. Working with the original assembly files is quite slow and tedious. I made a simplified part from the assembly and the resulting file takes 9.8 gb of my RAM. I have 24gb total. Is there another method to reduce the size of the file to make it use less resources? The new assembly with the substitutes is just as difficult to work with as the original assembly. What do you guys do when working with large assemblies to get better functionality?
The simplify command as you can watch on the following video links creates a new view under the folder "Representations" on the assembly history tree...
Major purpose of this process is to share the least of the information with your clients, suppliers or partners... by Including only the essential components, defining envelops, etc.
On the same "Representation" folder you can actually find another two categories the "Position" and the "Level of Detail".
What you really need is to change the Level of Detail... Check Below --->
& GrabCAD always seems to mess up your text now when typing :(
My pleasure to share if I can Dan
...In fact if you have any additional info I would be happy to hear I mean to read ;P
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Thanks Loannis, good stuff. I also found some info on substitutions. With this and what I found, I am feeling confident I can make them more workable.
Assembly only contains file paths to the original files. It does not have the physical models inside the assembly. When you do an export the computer will export the actually physical files resulting your big file.