Let’s say you purchased a component from a vendor that you want to include in your model. The component could be something simple, like a hex bolt. Or it could be something way more complex, like an entire engine. The purchased component isn’t expected to undergo frequent changes, but you still need to include it, reference it, place it, show/hide it, etc. in the larger assembly.
And, you don’t want it to bog down your assembly. This is especially true if your purchased component is something like a more complex engine.
An inseparable assembly is new to Creo 8. It allows you to manage multi-component assemblies more efficiently as a single file. You might have thousands of parts and subassemblies in your model. Without the support of inseparable assemblies, your assembly could become cluttered and slow.
To make an assembly (e.g., the purchased engine) inseparable:
Then, you can perform actions like these on the inseparable assembly (the engine):
Here’s a short walk-through showing how it all works:
To learn more about capabilities in Creo like inseparable assemblies, watch the replay of the Creo 8 Usability and Productivity Conference.
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