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I think your answer may be simpler than you expect.
A drawing view of a part will update when the part is changed. If your part is just a sketch, then insert the part as you normally would, but then you will have to go into the tree for that view and tell it to show that sketch.
Thanks for the info. Here's a simple scenario:
-I draw a box sketch (1) and extruded it
-I draw a hole on another sketch and extrude through all
I now have a plate with a hole in it. The plate needs to be cut on a plasma table and the hole is drilled so I need a sketch of the box only to convert to DWG to cut it.
Do I just insert a front view and suppress all the other elements on the drawing or is there a better way? Thanks again.
There are a couple ways to handle that kind of stuff based on how your shop operates.
Here, we will detail parts on the drawings and not try to guess at how the shop is going to manufacture it. If we require a hole to be drilled/reamed/etc. then we either tolerance it or call it out such that they know they can't plasma cut it. Then I output a dxf file of each part that I suspect they will burn, and they decide at the time of making the burn code whether or not to include certain profiles.
The other approach would be to decide ahead of time and therefore generate a configuration of the part that has only the burn profiles in it. In your example you would suppress the hole in that config. Then you would use that config in your drawing view for the plasma profile.
The second method doesn't leave room for the shop to decide on the process, which could be good or bad.