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Part has become a SAT file.

Discussion in 'Using Alibre Design' started by jhiker, Dec 13, 2019.

  1. jhiker

    jhiker Alibre Super User

    Here's a weird one.. opened this assembly this morning and I want to modify the flange with all the ports on it. I constructed it using a few Boolean ops.

    I 'edit in new window' from the top level assembly top.png SAT.png and I'm surprised to find it's listed as an imported SAT file and in a strange location.

    Now, I certainly didn't intend to export it as a SAT and I'm sure I didn't. I would have saved the top level assembly on which it is used as I usually do.

    I'm struggling to see quite how I've done this - it doesn't make any sense.
  2. DavidJ

    DavidJ Alibre Super User Staff Member

    Was that created from an ASSEMBLY Boolean, rather than a PART Boolean ? That's the way Assembly Booleans have always worked.
  3. jhiker

    jhiker Alibre Super User

    Could have been, to be honest I can't quite remember - thanks!
  4. DavidJ

    DavidJ Alibre Super User Staff Member

    Assembly Boolean is a one off process that doesn't remain associative (it produces a 'dumb solid'), Part Boolean remains linked to the files that made it up - changes in those files will pass through to the Boolean.

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