How Do I Convert Assembly to Single Part in SolidWorks?

Are you stuck with an assembly in SolidWorks and need to convert it into a single part? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered!

In this tutorial, we’ll walk you through the step-by-step process of converting an assembly into a single part using SolidWorks. Let’s dive right in!

Step 1: Open the Assembly

To begin, open the assembly file in SolidWorks that you want to convert into a single part. You can do this by clicking on “File” in the menu bar, then selecting “Open” and navigating to the location of your assembly file. Double click on the file to open it.

Step 2: Activate the Assembly

In order to convert an assembly into a single part, you need to activate the assembly. To do this, simply right-click on any component of the assembly in the graphics area and select “Activate”. This will make all other components appear transparent.

Step 3: Save As Part

Once the assembly is activated, navigate to “File” in the menu bar and select “Save As”. In the save dialog box, choose a location where you want to save your new single part file.

Give it a name that is different from your original assembly file name for clarity. Finally, select “Part Files (*.sldprt)” as the file type and click on “Save”.


If your assembly has multiple configurations or display states, you will be prompted with options regarding how these should be handled during conversion. Make sure to select the appropriate options based on your requirements.

Step 4: Review & Edit

After saving your new part file, SolidWorks will automatically switch to Part mode and display your newly converted part in its own window. Take some time to review the part and make any necessary edits or modifications.

Step 5: Save Changes

Once you are satisfied with the changes made to your new single part, simply click on “File” in the menu bar and select “Save” or press Ctrl + S to save your work.

Step 6: Close the Part

Finally, when you are done working on your new single part, close it by clicking on “File” in the menu bar and selecting “Close”. This will take you back to the assembly window where you can continue working on other components if needed.


Converting an assembly into a single part in SolidWorks is a straightforward process. By following these steps, you can easily save time and streamline your workflow.

Remember to activate the assembly, save it as a part, review and edit as needed, save your changes, and finally close the part. With these simple steps, you’ll be able to convert assemblies into single parts with ease!

  • Tips:
    • If you want to preserve your original assembly file while creating a new single part file, make sure to use “Save As” instead of “Save”.
    • If your assembly contains multiple bodies that need to be converted into different parts, use the “Insert Into New Part” option in SolidWorks.
  • Warnings:
    • Converting an assembly into a single part may cause loss of information such as mates or references between components.
    • Make sure to double-check all dimensions and features after converting an assembly into a single part.

    We hope this tutorial has been helpful in guiding you through the process of converting an assembly into a single part in SolidWorks. Now you can effectively manage your designs and make necessary modifications with ease. Happy designing!