how do you draw pneumatic tubes and components in assemblies? Do you use solidworks routing?
Do you make assemblies of those routing parts separate on drawing to make proper BOMs?
I'd suggest making cylinders as sub-assemblies, and making them Flexible in the upper level Assembly (I inserted my movable Assembly into another Assembly and now it won’t move. What happened? ).
I use routing for the connection of Nitrogen cylinders of Kaller, make your own library.
And how do you deal with BOM? do you put routing assembly out of context and make separate drawing?
I need to make a drawing to show the BOM; routing make your work easy peasy. Can you show US your file? Could you attach here a sample?
I place a 3DSketch in every component where pipe or tube would end, at its Seat. I create a new virtual part (using a Pipe/Tube part template) and in it create a 3D sketch relating to the center points from Components, and then apply Weldments to the 3D sketch. My template has applicable custom properties to perpetuate useful fields into a BOM. I prefer one virtual component per pipe/tube size, but multiple sizes can be jumbled into one part if it is produced in a careless rush.
You can use Routing. I do not anymore, nor do I endorse it.
Build Your Own Workflow.
You would be doing that in a different manner anyway to adapt fully to Routing by populating your Routing Library and defining various specifications. Maybe your use is simple enough to perform this once, well, and then use it forever. I am not assuming such.
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