I am Green At S/W and am looking for a way to sketch and model parts for fit and size variation (machining tolerance).
I am thinking I like top down design but not sure. Maybe I want to use Layout?
My assemblies use parts from other assemblies.
A simple example is a box with recess that nests the lid, secured with screws perpendicular to the top.
I would like to sketch the location of the screw holes, centerline of gap between the box recess and the outside of the lid.
From that I should to be able to offset geometry for cover / lid clearance (taking machining tolerance into consideration).
And position screw holes without having to input any more numbers.
I need my geometry to the mean of the tolerance.
and only want to put in the numbers once, seem Logical?
From what I have learned I can do this, "In Context"?
The thing I do not understand is how to get the lid and the box as different part numbers.