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Is this a large assembly? You tell me.

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Is this a large assembly? You tell me.

Check out this rendering I just created in Pro/ENGINEER. How many parts does it take to be considered a large assembly?

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What do you think? Have you created a large assembly? Small assembly? Share it with the community. Leave a comment too or rate my rendering below.

-Dan

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Re: Is this a large assembly? You tell me.

I just completed an internal event on this topic. I do not think the number of components is the only factor in classifying an assembly as large. Here is our definition:

An assembly is a large assembly  if:

  • The  sssembly uses a large assembly
  • It crashes  when opening on 32 bit workstation (memory limit exceeded)

An assembly might be a large assembly if:

  • Regeneration or open time exceeds 2 minutes
  • Drawing  switch sheet time exceeds 1 minute
  • Memory  consumption approaches limits of 32 bit workstations (1.5 GB or 2.2 with 3GB switch)
  • It  contains components with complex geometry (helical sweeps)
  • It  contains a large number of components (exceeds 1000 dependents in  workspace)