Frequent question: What does resolved mean in Solidworks?

How do you resolve components in Solidworks?

For a single component, right-click the component and select Set to Lightweight. For an entire assembly, right-click the top level assembly icon and select Set Resolved to Lightweight. For a subassembly and its components, right-click the subassembly icon and select Set Resolved to Lightweight.

What does lightweight mean in Solidworks?

You can load an assembly with its active components fully resolved or lightweight. Both parts and subassemblies can be lightweight. When a component is fully resolved, all its model data is loaded in memory. When a component is lightweight, only a subset of its model data is loaded in memory.

What is dissolve in Solidworks?

You can dissolve subassemblies into individual components, thereby moving the components up one level in the assembly hierarchy. To dissolve subassemblies: In the FeatureManager design tree, right-click a subassembly or Ctrl + select multiple assemblies and select Dissolve Subassembly.

How do you resolve lightweight components in SolidWorks?

Setting Resolved Components to Lightweight

To set one or more resolved components to lightweight: For a single component, right-click the component and select Set to Lightweight. For an entire assembly, right-click the top level assembly icon and select Set Resolved to Lightweight.

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How do I disable camera in Solidworks?

To disable unused add-ins (namely CAM), I navigate to Tools=>Add-ins and un-check the unused add-ins.

What does the feather symbol mean in Solidworks?

When a component is lightweight, a feather appears on the component icon in the FeatureManager design tree. When a component is lightweight and out-of-date inside a folder, the folder appears as in the FeatureManager design tree.

How do you dissolve a subassembly in Solidworks?

In the FeatureManager design tree, right-click a subassembly or Ctrl + select multiple assemblies and select Dissolve Subassembly. You can also select the subassembly icon and click Edit > Dissolve Assembly. The components become components of the immediate parent assembly, and the subassembly is removed.

How do I dissolve a step file in Solidworks?

Breaking the Link from the Original Part File

  1. In the FeatureManager design tree, right-click the inserted third-party native CAD file and click Break Link.
  2. In the dialog box, click one of the following: Yes, break the link (cannot be undone) . Breaks the link of the inserted part file from the original file.

How do I create a new subassembly in Solidworks?

Right-click one of the selected components, and select Form New Subassembly. Click Insert > Component > Assembly from [Selected] Components. To form a subassembly from components contained in a folder in the FeatureManager design tree, right-click the folder and click Form New Subassembly.

How do I create an envelope in Solidworks?

Creating an Envelope from a Component

  1. In an assembly, right-click a component and click Component Properties .
  2. In the dialog box, select Envelope. Exclude from bill of materials also becomes selected, because envelopes are never included in the bill of materials.
  3. Click OK.
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