I feel dumb but figured I would ask the experts.
Many times I will have 4 or 5 cad models of complex parts such as a camera or laser sensor which have every thing inside as well as outside the part (the guts). I am placing these components inside airframes and creating mounting mechanisms for them. I just need the outside, and the connectors for reference for clearance and the mounting holes for, well, mounting.
Each part I get I want to have in my library so I can import them. But I want these to be as small and take very little horsepower when I import them in. Right now they bog everything down. I could go in and delete all the guts and everything but I figured I was not the first person to have this issue and there must be something to make it small but keep the outside and mounting holes.
I know saving as a block instance helps a lot when dealing with multiples of the same part, but I only use one part each and may have 8 or so hugely complex drawn down to the screw threads models…
What is the right way to handle this?
Thanks so much!