What is lightweight mode 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.
How do you turn off automatic loading of lightweight parts in Solidworks?
Click Options (Standard toolbar) or Tools > Options. On the System Options tab, select Performance. Under Assemblies, select Automatically load components lightweight. Click OK.
How do I open a subassembly in Solidworks?
You can open a subassembly in its own window from the FeatureManager design tree or from the graphics area. To open a subassembly from the FeatureManager design tree: In the FeatureManager design tree, select the subassembly. Click Open Subassembly (context toolbar).
What does the feather in Solidworks mean?
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 When a component is lightweight and out-of-date inside a folder, the folder appears as in the FeatureManager design tree.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 save a lightweight 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.
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 large assembly mode do in Solidworks?
Large Assembly Mode is a collection of system settings that improves the performance of assemblies. You can turn on Large Assembly Mode at any time. You can also set a threshold for the number of components to automatically open the assembly in Large Assembly Mode when that threshold is reached.
How do I convert solidworks to assembly?
To save a part as an assembly and create instance counts from similar bodies:
- Click Insert > Features > Save Bodies.
- In the Save Bodies PropertyManager, under Create Assembly, select Derive resulting parts from similar bodies or cut list.
How do I allow parts to move in Solidworks assembly?
Click Move Component (Assembly toolbar) or Tools > Component > Move. The Move Component PropertyManager appears, and the pointer changes to . Select one or more components in the graphics area. Select a component and drag in any direction.
How do you make a subassembly flexible?
Making a Subassembly Flexible
To make a subassembly flexible: Click a subassembly in the FeatureManager design tree and select Component Properties . In the dialog box, under Solve as, select Flexible, then click OK.