Creating a SpeedPak

A SpeedPak configuration is derived from an existing configuration.

Creating a SpeedPak for an Assembly

In an assembly file, you can derive a SpeedPak configuration from an existing configuration.

To create a SpeedPak:

  1. In the ConfigurationManager: CAD Family tab or the ConfigurationManager tab, under Configurations, right-click an existing configuration and click Add SpeedPak.
  2. In the PropertyManager:
    1. Select the faces, bodies, reference geometry, sketches, and curves that you want to be selectable in the SpeedPak configuration.
      You can use Quick Include to include only exterior bodies, select by view, or select more or fewer components.
    2. Optionally, select Remove ghost graphics to hide all other faces, which improves performance.
    3. Click .

    A SpeedPak configuration is created as a child of the original configuration. The top-level assembly icon changes to and _speedpak is appended to its name. In the ConfigurationManager tab, the icon for the SpeedPak configuration changes to .

    No components appear in the FeatureManager design tree. The assembly icon at the top of the tree indicates that the active configuration is a SpeedPak configuration.

    In the graphics area, when you move the pointer over the assembly, only the faces, bodies, reference geometry, sketches, and curves that you selected for the SpeedPak are visible and selectable in the region surrounding the pointer.

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    Pointer over assembly. Many internal components are no longer visible, as they are not included in the SpeedPak configuration.

Creating a SpeedPak from a Parent Assembly

You can create SpeedPak configurations for subassemblies from within a parent assembly. You can choose to include only graphics, or include mated faces, edges, and points as resolved geometry.

To create a SpeedPak:

  1. In an assembly, select one or more subassemblies.
  2. Right-click and click SpeedPak Options.
  3. Click one of the following:
    Option Description
    Create Mated SpeedPak Includes mated faces, edges, and points as resolved geometry, which allows you to create other mates to those entities. Entities included as resolved geometry include entities of the subassembly that mate to other components in the open parent assembly or to the open parent assembly itself.
    Create Graphics SpeedPak Lets you see graphics for the subassembly but does not include any resolved geometry, which yields more performance improvement.
    A SpeedPak configuration is created for the active configuration of the subassembly. If the subassembly is a top-level subassembly, then the SpeedPak configuration becomes the active configuration used by the parent assembly.