I have a large and unwieldy Solidworks assembly and I would like to save it as an "inert" geometry file such as an STL or STEP format. Then I want to import this into another project assembly and move it into a specific location.
It seems that I am unable to move the STL version from its default insertion point in the new project. I have tried opening the STL file and saving it as a SLDPRT file and bringing this into the assembly but I am unable to move that either.
The reason I want to do this is so that there are no dependency links between one project and the other, in order to avoid any possibility of design corruption while I'm experimenting with the new assembly.
In a nutshell, how can I import and position an inert STL (or STEP or whatever) into an existing SLDASM file and be able to move it around?