How To Improve Your Performance for Large Assembly Design

May 3, 2018

In most cases, defining large assemblies tends to be a difficult task, since it can include 100 parts, 1,000 parts or even 10,000 parts and gigabytes of data. Irrespective of the number of parts or the complexity involved, at some point you might be required to address a large assembly design performance, whether via the software, hardware or even both.

While focusing on the software part, you need to make some changes to assist you in enhancing the performance of your large assembly design. Here are some of the methods to help you get results:

Simplify your components

While it sounds easy, this part is perhaps more difficult in regards to how. You might have ideas on how to simplify the model out of either interest or necessity. But bear in mind that there some things to take into consideration: the amount of detail, what is required for the analysis, and what your computer system and circuits can handle. You must identify where the hardware can be marbled and discarded from high-level assemblies. This will help you create a streamlined representation of a couple of features, without needing some of the other details.

Display optimization

This does not mean your computer monitor, but does involve optimizing the display parts and using the display configuration to monitor and optimize your larger assembly design. Consider using an on-and-off switch for different parts of the assembly. This will let you display the external surfaces, show the internal features, and help you work on a specific area of a large assembly. Additionally, the configurations will help you display what you intend to show. With this, you will be able to manipulate your model viewport and improve the performance by switching off reflections, shadows and view transitions. Additionally, you can use the culling or shaded view to enhance the assembly display.

Enhance your model

Although this sounds like an easy task, it involves a lot; there are numerous things you can do to improve your model. Note that some use more computer resources than others. Components such as assembly features, large multibody parts, and interpart relations can create a huge impact on the performance of the model. Therefore, you need to implement this method by ensuring there aren’t broken circuits within the parts; make sure you use synchronous part relations instead of interpart relations.

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