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Create level of detail representations
Use Level of Detail representations to specify which components are loaded in memory or to create a single part representation. You can create several representations to load different aspects of the assembly, as well as manage memory consumption.
At any time, you can change to a different Level of Detail representation. Double-click its name in the browser to activate it, or if you prefer, right-click the name and select Activate.
The preferred method of receiving file is in its native format ie (Solidworks,Pro-E etc).
Where possible the files should be exported with its current structure or has simplified part representing the sub components with solid bodies.
***Please note I am using Autodesk Inventor to illustrate export options. (Alternatives will apply to other software's)
Importing files into Autodesk Inventor
On import Autodesk Inventor will request whether you want to reference or convert the file. Once the convert model is selected you can then choose what objects you want to import.
You can load and preview the model:
Model Loaded: Once loaded we can now utilise levels of details and derive functionality to simplifying and reduce file size.
Detail file type for resultant derived part: We can now utilise options such as removing Components from resultant representation.
Work features Include/Exclude
Choose which level of detail/Design View Rep
Control Visibility of Parts, Hole patching and remove of internal voids
Resultant Part derived on from Level of detail
We hope this blog gave you a breakdown of how Level of Detail representations are used to specify which components are loaded in memory or to create a single part representation.
If you need more information on the various options available when creating levels of detail please contact our Technical Support Team