Today we will speak about the Create New command which located under the Assemblies tab. This command creates a new part file for the selected geometry. It considers a part of co-called ‘Top-Down Design Methodology’. Using this feature allows you to:
- Copy an existing geometry to a new part file;
- Create an empty part file;
It is possible to use the next objects as a geometry for a new part:
- Curves, points, splines
- Solid and Sheet bodies
- Datum Coordinate System
- Drafting objects: dimensions, notes, crosshatch
- Datum Axis and Datum Planes
- Feature Groups
- If copying a sketch, a link to the related face would be broken
- All the expressions used in a sketch would be copied to a new part. The expressions that aren’t connected to the sketch won’t be copied. All the dimension, related to a sketch, would be copied.
- A drafting object would be copied to a new part only if all related objects are copying. The only exception is a crosshatch, which is copying together with it associative boundary.
- An ordinate dimensions won’t be copied.
I downloaded the STEP214 file with the industrial robot solid model. It consists of several solid bodies. I would create an assembly using these solids, therefore it is needed to save each solid as a new part.
Go to Assemblies tab and click on the Create New button.
Insert a valid name for a new part and click Ok. Now let’s slow down and discover the options, provided by appeared Create New Component window:
- Add Defining Objects – defines whether the defining objects will be copied to a new part or not;
- Delete Original Objects – defines whether original objects will be deleted or not;
Click OK and proceed to the Assembly Navigator. As it shown on the picture, the selected geometry was copied to a new component, which also was added to the assembly structure:
Repeat the previous steps to gain a result: all solids were copied to the new assembly components: