Create and Auto Create Assemblies

Create Assemblies – creates Assemblies from selected elements, creates Views with dimensions and tags automatically, and place Views on Assembly Sheets according to selected Shop Drawing Configuration.

Workflow example

  1. Select a few Structural Columns (no need to select hosted details - they will be automatically included in the Assembly)

  2. Click Create Assemblies command

  3. Select a Configuration

  4. Click Create


5 Assemblies have been created. All hosted details are automatically included in the Assembly. Dimensioned views are automatically created and placed onto the Assembly Sheet.

Auto Create Assemblies

Auto Create Assemblies – creates Smart Assemblies according to the Shop Drawing Configuration, which is defined in the 'Smart Assembly Configuration' type parameter.

Smart Assembly Configuration parameter is created as a shared Type parameter for all supported categories at the moment you create the first assembly in the project.

Auto Create Assemblies will create Assemblies from different elements with different configurations without asking to choose a configuration.

To use Auto Create Assemblies:

  1. Enter Smart Assemblies configuration names to the Smart Assemblies Configuration type parameter (as be family or project parameter) for families in a project.

  2. Select all elements that have Smart Assemblies configuration name in said parameter and Mark parameter values. Run Auto Create Assemblies command.

  3. Assemblies with specified Configurations will be created for all selected elements.

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