When you open a packaged assembly (.zip, .tar, .tar.gz, or .gz), nothing appears. This may be because:
- You packaged the assembly incorrectly.
- You didn’t name the resulting file correctly (.zip, .tar, .tar.gz, .gz).
Problem 1: The assembly package was created from the top-level folder of your assembly instead of opening the folder and then zipping all of the content inside of that folder. This resulted in an extra folder level in your assembly.
Solution 1: Repackage the assembly by doing the following:
- Open the folder that contains your assembly folders and files.
- Select all of the subfolders and files inside the folder and package them according to the instructions of the application that you’re using.
For more information on packaging assemblies, see Preparing assembly files for import.
Problem 2: The packaged assembly file wasn’t renamed to match the top-level assembly file name.
Solution 2: Rename the .zip file (or tar, .tar.gz, or .gz) so that it matches the name of the top-level assembly file name.
Note: If the assembly contains a part that has the same name as the top-level assembly, rename the .zip file to include the extension of the top-level assembly. For example:
If you have a part named Motor.CATPart and the top-level assembly is named Motor.CATProduct, rename the ZIP file to Motor.CATProduct.zip.