Building brackets and shelves. Wondering to work in 1 file or separate part files?
Since the final Assembly will not have much relative motion.I suggest you to go with one file and use weldment options.
You will still be able to get BOM(Cutlist)
It will be way easier IMO.
I would second Ravi's suggestion and recommend you to use multi bodies and weldments.
if its a one off piece id go with what's been advised above.
If its going to form parts to create modular furniture I would go with individual part files.
you can always take individual bodies form the weldment and save them as separate parts, but this can become dangerous in the fact that any future alterations to the original part will flow through all of the parts that are created from it.
Andy Sanders wrote: John Stoltzfus?
Andy Sanders wrote:
I believe that John still has a few computer issues, but I would recommend checking out this thread -
There is a link to John's Skeleton Sketch Part document in the thread - It is definitely worth reviewing to see if it would work for your application.
Todd Blacksher - Back for the time being - wow been a bit...
Jeff Beller - I hear the others saying just create one component and don't worry about an assembly... The only reason to argue those comments, would be if there are any additional sizes in the future, then you would have wished for single part single change...
As others have said, if the brackets and shelves will be unique to this piece of furniture I see no reason to make it an Assembly. If, on the other hand, the brackets or shelves will be used for more than one project then an Assembly would be the way to go.
The real question here is who is building the final product for you and what would they require. If you are doing this for yourself then one part is fine. I know that in the past when I had a project that I was going to be working on at the house I would break out the computer and blow the dust off the keyboard and make a weldment of the file. It sure made things go better when I was putting them together cause I already put the pieces together or at least drew the lines to make everything once. The level of detail that you will get into as far as the joints and fasteners that you intend on using will also give you great insights on how to prepare each piece and where it needs to go and how they should fit together.
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