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Least amount of steps to transfer holes locations.

Question asked by Scott Leacox on Aug 19, 2020
Latest reply on Aug 25, 2020 by Scott Leacox

Looking for the path of least resistance in a common design situation.

Attached is a screen shot of a sheet metal (10/12 gauge) cabinet that contains a bunch of items bolted in place.


My design process is to arrange the equipment inside the cabinet, then design all of the mounts the equipment bolts too.


What I do right now is put the sheet metal in place manually, then start a sketch in the context of the assembly inside the parts that need holes and locate them based on the parts being bolted. Then open the part by it's self, remove the sketch relation to the assembly parts, and dimension all of the holes within the parts. After that, the parts get existing relations removed, and new relations added to the holes.


It's not the worst, but am wondering if there is a better process. 


Taking the time to go into options and turn on/off perpetual relations is slower than removing each relation most of the time because that switch is deep in the software options.