I thought, I was doing well in my TOP-DOWN model. Down the road (@ about 80% completion), I am facing with some issues. I look forward to receiving help. Thanks.
NEED TO KNOW HOW ONLY THE REQUIRD SKETCH(ES) CAN BE INSERTED AT CREATION OF A DERIVED PART. (SIMILAR TO CREATING DERIVED PARTS IN AUTODESK INVENTOR)
I created a TOP-DOWN model. I did as follows:
1. Created master sketch.
2. Created derived parts using Insert > Part, where I selected the master sketch always
3. Created sub-assemblies using parts created in step 2, library parts and other non-derived parts
4. Created main assembly by inserting appropriately the assemblies, (step 3), parts (step-2) and appropriate library parts and other non-derived parts
5. Some parts in the main assembly are free to rotate (for examples - pulleys)
Down the road, I found each and every derived part has all the sketches coming from the derived part
I noticed this because of the rotating parts of which those sketches from the derived parts are at rotated positions.
Please see the image below:
6. Each and every derived part occurrence was containing all the sketches in the master sketch. It was so many.
I hid each sketch of the derived part occurrence from within assembly. It is OK, because I learned what to do next time.
7. Later I added a couple of sketches in the in the master sketch. Now, is the issue.
I have those new sketches in all the occurrences in the main assembly and any of the assemblies where I used derived parts.
I have to again hide the sketches at all the occurrences from within the assembly which is harder. Other thig is that this is going to happen again and again.
- I had to insert only the required sketch to create the derived part. But, from within INSERT > PART dialog box, no option is available.
QUESTION: Is it possibly to insert only the required sketch(es)? I appreciate someone letting me know.