I'm creating a manufacturer part for a DIN rail mounted circuit breaker and I have 2 questions...
The depth should be 74.4mm
Think of the backplate as 0mm and everything has a protrusion out of that, even the 6mm DIN rail.
Enclosure manufacturers let you know how much space you have from the front of the backplate to the front/door.
The sizes are dealth with as if you're looking at the part from the front.
Right, I understand that aspect...I'm mainly concerned with the depth. In the example that I showed it's from the side and they have a 6mm dimension shown that's measuring the depth of the "hook" used to mount it on the DIN rail. Does that 6mm need to be included when inserting the depth measurement into the manufacturer part?
In other words, is the "Depth" considered to be the overall depth of 74.4mm (68.4mm + 6mm) or just 68.4mm?
This may be kind of a dumb question but I'm new to Solidworks, Solidworks Electrical and somewhat new to electrical design. I had been in the mechanical design world using Creo for the last 14 years. I tried learning Creo Schematic last year and that was a nightmare. As with most things Creo related, the documentation was not very useful.
Alejandro, that's exactly what I wanted...an answer with an explanation. Thanks dude!
There is another problem with that... Din rail is usually 7.5mm... but you don't add the 1.5mm to your part due to symbol/model scaling I mentioned before in this thread.
INCLUDE the 6mm with your 68.4, or 74.4mm.
If you are doing layouts in 2D and you have the ACTUAL symbol for this, you want the full real world extents of your object or else SWE will SCALE it. In this case, the depth is of no concern since you'll be looking from the front. But, in 3D, I believe the same applies. It tries to scale objects to the dimensions on the part in the project database. A glaring example of this is when you have I/O cards with dove tail edges to interconnect them. If your symbol has them, then use the full width with the dove tails. If they are cut off your symbol, then take the dove tails out of the width in your database dimension as well.
BUT, to get away from any scaling of a symbol, simply leave the dimensions blank. It will use the symbol as it is. They SHOULD have an option to not match part dimensions, but they don't.
Marc Wilson wrote:BUT, to get away from any scaling of a symbol, simply leave the dimensions blank. It will use the symbol as it is.
Marc Wilson wrote:
BUT, to get away from any scaling of a symbol, simply leave the dimensions blank. It will use the symbol as it is.
That's really good to know. Filling out all that info was getting to be a tedious task! Thanks Marc!!
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