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How to insert only the REQUIRED SKETCH @ create New Part using Insert > Part.

Question asked by Rohana Wickrama Archchi on Jun 24, 2020
Latest reply on Jun 24, 2020 by Rohana Wickrama Archchi

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:

 

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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.

 

LINK: https://forum.solidworks.com/message/1057688?commentID=1057688#comment-1057688 

 

 

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.

 

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