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- [Instructor] If you haven't tried out Treehouse yet, I would definitely recommend giving it a try. Treehouse shipped for free with every SOLIDWORKS seed. Go ahead and download it or install it if you haven't already, open it up, and you should see a screen that looks a lot like this. What Treehouse does is it allows us to build a tree prior to creating any SOLIDWORKS documents. I can drag and drop assemblies and parts and drawings directly over into this workspace here to create my assembly, sub-assemblies, and so on, name all those files ahead of time, and export all of those SOLIDWORKS parts, assemblies, and drawings so they're all prenamed and preconfigured so then I can assign each of those to different work groups or open them up and they're already pre-assigned with the part numbers.
So it's a really great way to do that. It's also a great way to look at existing trees. Let me give you an example. Let's go ahead and open up this one here. You can see I've got several different parts in this assembly here. So let's go ahead and just drag and drop this assembly into Treehouse, and as soon as I do that, it shows me here's my top level assembly and here are the four different parts that make that up. And it's showing me there's two of this part here. So it's a great way to just visualize what's already going on in your design tree for whatever your specific assembly is or sub-assembly.
And obviously this is a pretty simple example but this could be an extremely elaborate tree with multiple levels of sub-assemblies and that's gonna define everything for us very easily in a visual representation. And this will allow me to print it out or save it out and it's a great document to kind of show the entire tree in one easy-to-view graphic. Hopefully you try out Treehouse. It's definitely worth the time. It's a very great time saver for either creating a design tree or looking at the existing tree you already have. Thanks for watching and check back next week.