Right.. I don't even know where to start but here goes.
I work in a wire display company. Often we produce trays that are made in flat form, then are folded at each end.
On the drawings I need to show the tray in both forms, both folded and in a flat state.
So I need to make 2 configurations, I did this but have have endless problems where suppressed parts show unsupressed if I open the assembly later.
I am now thinking its better to produce 2 assemblies instead of one assembly with 2 configurations.
But before I start doing this and wasting more time, I thought I would ask you guys how you would tackle the problem.
Here are how the trays look.
If you notice, the highlighted green wire is the same part, and the only part that changes when the tray is folded.
I have produced this as the same part with 2 configurations, with equations so that if one part is changed in length, the other configuration follows.
Excuse the long post.
I need to be able to use this tray as a universal template, so I can copy it and alter it for different jobs.
Therefore If I change the dimensions between wires, it needs to change and stay the same in both flat and bent states...
Am I better to do this as one assembly with 2 configurations? or to assemblies? (If two assemblies how do I set equations so they both tally dimension wise?
Thanks to anyone who has the time to even begin to consider this challeng