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Question asked by Jonathan Albert on May 19, 2019
Latest reply on May 20, 2019 by Carrie Ives

I have a part that is a trim plate. The trim can have our company logo etched on the part, or without it. This is the only difference between them.

 

What is the best practice for modelling a part like this?

 

Should they be two separate parts, or one part with a configuration that has the etching?

 

Also, if it is to be 1 part, should there be two separate drawings, one linked to each configuration?

 

Or should it be 1 drawing file, with 2 drawing sheets, each sheet linked to a specific configuration?

 

We use Solidworks 2018 SP4.0 and PDM 2018

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