I am trying to use top-down design to develop bent pipe openings. All parts are made in-context, then saved externally. I've done alright until now. I need to put membrane (1/4" thick plate) between various tubes to form a gas tight barrier. When the membrane is between two adjacent tubes, it was simple enough. But now I need to put the membrane between non-adjacent tubes as the tube in the middle bends "out of plane" (3D). How do I use one part to cut out another part in an assembly file?
I need to do this in-context because the customer keeps changing their mind about the size of the opening.
I'm using Solidworks 2010 sp4.