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Advice on Assembly Structure or Methodology for Populating Instances in Large Quantities
I am wondering if anyone has advice for a methodology of populating fasteners or other high quantity instances in high level assemblies without greatly slowing the performance of the assembly. Once I have replicated hundreds of screws, washers, and t nuts in my top level assembly, adding new mates becomes very slow. I like to include all of these fasteners in my assembly to have a complete BOM and know what I need to purchase, but the slow performance really is detrimental to my productivity. Does anyone have a workflow or a method of structuring their assemblies to avoid the problem of assemblies slowing down when high quantities of instances are added? I think I have heard something about keeping the number of mates per assembly under about 30, but I don't see how this is possible without creating extraneous subassemblies. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks.