How do I create a new assembly in SolidWorks?

How should you create a new part assembly?

To create a part within an assembly:

  1. Click New Part (Assembly toolbar) or Insert > Component > New Part.
  2. Enter a name for the new part in the Save As dialog box and click Save.
  3. Select a plane or planar face (while the pointer is ).

Is it possible to create a new part in assembly mode?

You can create a new part in the context of an assembly. That way you can use the geometry of other assembly components while designing the part. You can also create a new subassembly in the context of another assembly.

How do I add a part to an existing assembly in Solidworks?

Adding Components to an Assembly

  1. Use the Insert Component PropertyManager.
  2. Drag from the File Explorer tab in the Task Pane.
  3. Drag from an open document window.
  4. Drag from Windows Explorer.
  5. Drag a hyperlink from Internet Explorer.
  6. Drag within the assembly for additional instances of existing components.

How do I add parts to assembly in Solidworks?

Right-click the component and click Insert Into Assembly. You can populate one or more holes in the assembly by preselecting the circular edges of the holes and then using Insert Into Assembly. If you do not preselect a hole, the part is placed at the assembly origin.

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How do you make a part based on another part in Solidworks?

With a part document open, click Insert Part (Features toolbar) or Insert > Part. Browse to a part document and click Open. The Insert Part PropertyManager appears. Under Transfer, select any combination of items from the inserted part to be included in the derived part.

How do you edit a part in assembly in Solidworks?

To edit a part while in an assembly:

  1. Right-click the part and select Edit Part, or click Edit Component on the Assembly toolbar. …
  2. Make the necessary changes to the part.

How do you save an assembly as a part?

Save Assembly as Part PropertyManager

  1. In an assembly, click File > Save As.
  2. Select Part (*. prt;*. sldprt) for the file type.
  3. Select Include specified components.
  4. Select Override defaults.
  5. Click Save.

How do you switch between configurations in an assembly?

Configure Component

  1. In an assembly, right-click a component and click Configure Component .
  2. In the Modify Configurations dialog box, you can: Create new assembly configurations. Change the component configuration used in each assembly configuration. Suppress or unsuppress the component for each assembly configuration.

What is an assembly in SOLIDWORKS?

You can build complex assemblies consisting of many components, which can be parts or other assemblies, called subassemblies. For most operations, the behavior of components is the same for both types. Adding a component to an assembly creates a link between the assembly and the component.

How do I make one part in SOLIDWORKS?

Insert a new part into the assembly:

  1. Click New Part on the Assembly toolbar, or click Insert > Component > New Part.
  2. Click a plane or planar face on a component.
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How do I import standard parts into SOLIDWORKS?

SOLIDWORKS® Toolbox includes a library of standard parts that is fully integrated with SOLIDWORKS. Select your standard and the type of part you want to insert, then drag the component into your assembly.

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