Is there a way of converting an assembly to a part, retaining the feature history?
I want to convert some old "welded" assemblies to multi-body weldment parts, and I can't see that there is a way to do this that leaves an editable part. It seems a complete pain to have to model them all from scratch when the geometry already exists!
Converting a sldasm with it's sldprt's into a single multi-body sldprt with all the parent/child history is a very rational and logical request, imho!
And, likewise, saving out a single multi-body sldprt as a sldasm(s) with dependent sldprt's with parent/child history (although it maybe more involved regarding dependencies) is very reasonable, imho.
Although I typically work with a master model or multi-body workflow (early concept/prototype), and my part count is usually small, it's a definite want (request) I have a times and I see others needing to break away or manage the data using a different workflows (life-cycle or structure changes) !
NO, unfortunately split part does NOT create individual parts with their own features.. Split part saves out bodies, dumb solids, from a master multi-body part, then you have a option to group them back into a sldasm.