(This may have been asked before, if so, if you kindly led me to a pertinent discussion I would appreciate it. I have read several threads that didn't particularly go where I wanted.)
I am working on a part (or components) that consists of 4 pieces, and doing top-down methods for the first time.
The pieces are to be 3D printed, and also cast by one or two methods (investment and green sand).
I am starting with the parts without draft or fillets as the baseline (default configuration), but then I will add draft and fillets, and maybe even gating or nomenclature or mirroring later to each configuration.
The question is:
'Do I make a configuration (or configurations) at the Assembly level, or do I make a configuration of each part - at the component level?'
This is the part in progress. (I haven't finished everything at the default configuration level yet, but I'm getting close):
(p.s. - if only I could prevent the midpoint of a line from snapping by default. It is not only distracting, but causes erronious input if I am not extremely careful.)