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How to demote an Inventor assembly to a part?

A - answer (convert an IAM assembly to an IPT part)

Start a new part (finish the sketch mode) and use the Derived Component command. Select the original .IAM assembly. You can choose the components you want to include on the target part and set other options. Save the resultion .IPT file.

You may want to break the link to the original assembly. Right-click on the derived part in the model tree and use the Break link (unreversible, broken chain icon) or the Suppress link (reversible, striked-out gray chain icon, available since R10) function.

Derived part (CZ)

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5.3.2007    29859x  
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applies to: Inventor 2008 · Inventor 11 · Inventor 10 ·

See also:
Tip 10727:Easier scaling of Inventor parts.
Tip 10039:Two types of equidistants (offsets) to an ellipse.
Tip 9137:Negative form of an Inventor model.
Tip 8971:Linking together values of two dimensions in AutoCAD.
Tip 6329:Intuitive overview of relationships and constraints in Inventor assemblies.

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