Dissolving Subassemblies

You can dissolve subassemblies into individual components, thereby moving the components up one level in the assembly hierarchy.

To dissolve subassemblies:

In the FeatureManager design tree, right-click a subassembly or Ctrl + select multiple assemblies and select Dissolve Subassembly. You can also select the subassembly icon and click Edit > Dissolve Assembly.
The components become components of the immediate parent assembly, and the subassembly is removed. The assembly document itself is not deleted from the folder where it is stored.
To dissolve a subassembly from the graphics area, right-click the subassembly and click Select Subassembly. Then right-click in the graphics area and click Dissolve Subassembly.

See Effects of Assembly Structure Editing for effects on mates, component patterns, assembly features, equations, and explode steps.


In this example, when you dissolve subassembly S1, components P1 and P2 become components of the top-level assembly A.
Instead of referencing the subassembly document S1, assembly A now references the individual component documents P1 and P2.
Any mates that exist between components P1 and P2 move to the Mates folder of assembly A.