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Does anyone create installation elevation drawings for large equipment in Solidworks?

Question asked by Tom Strohscher on Jun 6, 2008
Latest reply on Jun 9, 2008 by Greg Van Arsdale
We build large machines which become vary large Solidworks assemblies.

When we use several of these machines together in a production line we need to show elevations between machines and all of the machine's various height adjustments.

These drawings typically show machines out of position in the x,z planes so we can get clear views of key elevation aspects of the equipment.

The machine assemblies are too big to put several machines in one Solidworks "production line " assembly.

The best I have come up with is to open each assembly and make the view I want on a drawing sheet. Then save the drawing as an Autocad file. Then import the Autocad file into a new Solidworks drawing. Make a block of the drawing view and save the block to a file. This has to be done for each machine. Then I can create a new Solidworks drawing and insert the blocks of each machine's drawing view where I want them.

Does anyone else have a better idea?

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