Converts the current drawing into a mechanical component.
If the drawing contains block references or external references, they can be optionally converted into inserts of local and external components correspondingly.
The command does nothing if the drawing is a mechanical component already.
Accessing the Command
command bar: bmmech
menu bar: Assembly | Initialize Mechanical Structure
toolbar: Mechanical | Initialize Mechanical Structure
ribbon: Assembly | Create | Initialize Mechanical Structure
Prompts you in the command bar:
Name for new mechanical component <CurrentDrawingName>: (Press Enter to accept the current name or type a new name if you want to keep the original. If the drawing was not yet saved before, a default name, Component_1, is suggested.)
Convert blocks and external references to mechanical components? [No/Yes] <Yes>: (Press Enter or choose an option.)
If the drawing contains block references or external references, blocks are converted to internal components, external references are converted to external components.
The mechanical structure is initialized, but the blocks and external references are not converted.
BmExternalize - converts local components to external components.
BmInsert - inserts an existing mechanical component into the current drawing.
BmLocalize - converts external components to local components.
BmNew - creates a new mechanical component as a new drawing file.
BmUnmech - converts the current mechanical component into a plain drawing.