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Assembly Models: Checklist for Checking?

Question asked by Ben Marsden on Dec 1, 2015
Latest reply on Dec 1, 2015 by John Stoltzfus

So I tend to try and structure my work so that I don't repeat mistakes (that I never make) but in this case I have been asked to check over someone's assembly model and want to be thorough. I will be including the internal parts check. I also plan to keep hold of this as a checklist against some of my own bits.


I know that the Design Checker is there to help but can't get it to work on a stand alone Assembly model for some reason, and quite frankly, I'm not sure it covers all the finesse of doing it manually.


I would like some input if you people think there's some real important stuff to add, or input on effective use of the design checker on assemblies.


Here's what I plan to check/report back on:


-Interference Detection (this could take some time, with large assemblies and the fact that fixings are usually modelled as interferences)

-Clearance Detection (not too familiar with this but good to define minimum clearances based on expected positional tolerances)

-Material Check (make sure all parts have materials assigned, this is where the design checker would help if i could work it at the assembly level)

-Fully Defined Sketches (easy visual check in the tree)

-Fully Constrained Parts (easy visual check in the tree - could be a pain with free rotation parts like fasteners)

-Additional Features (general look into functionality and location of features)

-Manufacturability Sense Check

-Standard Sizes (sheet stock / bar sizes, although most of my stuff is machined for geometric tolerancing reasons)

-Round numbers (or 1 decimal place) where possible- in metric measurements for me


What do you guys think? Have you got your own to share? Or do you guys not need lists because you're all super awesome?