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Friday, September 4, 2015

Solid Edge Tip of the Week September 4

Solid Edge Tip of the Week
September 4, 2015

Solid Edge - Transfer Command
In this week's tip, we will be taking a closer look at the Transfer Command in Solid Edge Assemblies.  This command allows you to move a selected part or parts to a new or existing assembly or subassembly.  When using this command on parts that include links, the links are maintained even after the transfer. Below arei a few quick steps to show how it can be used. 

1)  The command can be found in the Home Tab > Modify Group.  You will notice the command only becomes active once you have selected a part or parts that you wish to use.

**Note:  You cannot transfer parts from different subassemblies at the same time.  When you try to do so, the Transfer command becomes inactive. 

2)  Upon selecting the command Solid Edge may recognize that there are multiple occurrences of the part and that the transfer will affect all occurrences. Once the window opens, you are able to select to which subassembly you would like to move the part or you can create a new subassembly using the "New Subassembly" button located on the bottom right. 

3)  After the transfer, Solid Edge attempts to re-establish each positioning relationship as it was before the transfer with reference to the same reference part. If the reference part remains in the assembly tree below its new location, the relationship should be successfully re-established.

If the reference part is not below the transferred part's new location, it will not be converted into a non-positioning relationship and the relationship is removed. You will not receive warnings for affected relationships during transfers so you should be very careful when transferring parts with relationships. You might choose to add positioning relationships to any occurrence that becomes under constrained after its transfer.
4)  If you transfer a part that is a parent of an inter-part relationship, the link is broken but not deleted. Inter-part Manager will show the inter-part link as broken just as if the parent part was deleted from the assembly. You will not receive a warning when the parent part is deleted. You must understand the relationship dependencies within your assembly so that you can avoid breaking links when you transfer parts.

You will be warned if you transfer a part that is an inter-part child. If you continue with the transfer, the link will be broken and automatically deleted by the command. Pasted variable links will remain intact during transfer as long as both the parent and child remain anywhere in the assembly. 

I hope you found this information helpful!

Nathan Pfeiffer
Application Engineer
Ally PLM Solutions, Inc.

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