Does anyone have quick tip on how to model an internet cable in SW? I don't have SW electrical so I can't use the routing feature. Thank you
You can create a weldment profile and use Weldments or, as J. Mather has pointed out, use Profile, Path, Sweep. Even if you had the routing package, it may not be appropriate to use depending on your workflow. We have a premium license, which comes with routing, but I have never used routing and I have run electrical lines, hydraulic piping and hoses, etc. all with the above 2 methods.
Weldments may be quicker if you have a lot of segments to do because it automatically adds the profile sketch. If you are only doing a few short runs J. Mathers solution is best because you don't have to learn about how Weldments and cutlists work. However, if you are doing a lot of runs then using Weldments may be better.
Thanks for the tip. I used in context assembly!
I thought a little bit about it last night and J. Mather has the correct answer for you. Weldments is based on the path, profile, sweep method. It is a shortcut. So, you really should understand how that works before moving onto more complicated functionality. To an extent the same goes for in-context relationships. They really can come back to bite you if you don't set them up correctly. You have to pay special attention to avoid circular rebuilds. I prefer to avoid in-context relations and handle it by having an extra part in my assembly that has sketches in it that drives all of the other components in that assembly. But, there are many different methods, and depending on what you are doing that method may not be of use.
I am basing all of the above on the premise that you are a new user, your profile shows you as creating the account in January.
Just download the connectors and then extrude a cable.
I did it. Thank for the model Steve!
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