The Part Management Component (PART), provides basic support for grouping entities into parts and for processing those parts in various ways:
- Grouping entities together as parts.
- Getting all entities in the part.
- Loading and saving parts as ACIS save files (SAT files).
Parts are a logical way to collect related entities into assemblies. For example, a hub, spokes, and rim could be grouped together into a part called a wheel. The Part Manager provides classes and functions that operate on entities in a part.
Parts can be saved and loaded as standard ACIS save files (SAT files). ACIS files created by other systems can be loaded as parts. A PART instance implements a derivation of the history manager, and roll back is supported.