How to turn On, Off Enforced Piece Part?

What is ‘Enforced Piece Part’?

In NX, enforced piece part is a condition. If applied then another part can not be added or created under it to form an assembly.

Part files like piece parts, assemblies/sub assemblies or drawing parts have common “.prt” extension. So sometimes it becomes necessary to distinguish between a piece part and other part files.

User can add another part as a component to a piece part (eg: standard parts like screw, nut etc) so that the resulting part becomes an assembly. This can be avoided by using the functionality ‘Enforced Piece Part’ available in NX.

NX Utility – Enforced Piece Part

While a part is open , it can be found by the path
File > Utilities > Enforced Piece Part

NX - Enforced Piece Part Command
NX – Enforced Piece Part Command

How to turn on/off ‘Enforced Piece Part’?

Dialog ‘Piece Part Enforcement’ will open which has the option to toggle on/off so that current active part can be set as ‘Enforce as Piece Part’.

NX - Enforced Piece Part Dialog
NX – Enforced Piece Part Dialog

Toggle on the option ‘Enforce as Piece Part’.

If you want to remove the enforced condition from part then start the command and just toggle off the option ‘Enforce as Piece Part’. This will remove the enforced condition and other component can be added/created within that part.

NX - Enforced Piece Part Dialog
NX – Enforced Piece Part Dialog

After setting part as an enforced piece part, if user tries to add component to it, then a information dialog is presented with the message that part is an enforced piece part and components cannot be added to it.

NX Enforced Piece Part - Add Component Information
NX Enforced Piece Part – Add Component Information

Also, if user tries to create a new component in current active enforced piece part then a information dialog is presented with the message that components cannot be added to it.

NX Enforced Piece Part - Add Component Error
NX Enforced Piece Part – Add Component Error
NX - Enforced Piece Part Command

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