I would like to have a surface of a part "angled enough" to touch another part when assembling it; is it correct I have to "edit it in place" in the assembly view?
Can this be done automatically to some extent?
You can edit in-place, in-context and use other parts for your sketch constraints. SolidWorks isn't smart enough to do it automatically.
So, it is not possibile to have my angle as a degree of freedom and the edge to the other part, right?
Dario Piantanida wrote: So, it is not possibile to have my angle as a degree of freedom and the edge to the other part, right?
Dario Piantanida wrote:
You can, however if you make certain changes to the other part it would loose that reference.
It is possible. I often do something similar with rebar maintaining a certain distance from the face of the concrete. Here's what I do. I create the sketch for the rebar, with the correct general shape, and add all the dimensions I know, but leave the others undefined. Then after inserting the Part into the Assembly, I edit the sketch in the Assembly, using relations and/or dimensions referencing the concrete to fully define it so that if the concrete dimensions change the rebar dimensions will change to match it.
You should be able to do something similar, but without more information it's difficult for me to be more specific about what external references you'd have.
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