Just looking for opinions on best-practices.
When a model in SolidWorks must be represented differently in its drawing than as an assembly component, the DEFAULT configuration should be used for:
- The DRAWING version of the model. Create another configuration when necessary for representation of an assembly component.
... or ...
- The AS-ASSEMBLED version of the model. Create a drawing-specific configuration when needed.
For example, take a compression spring. Often, a spring is assembled in a slightly-compressed state. If you made a drawing for the spring, you would probably show it in its free state. So, do you model the spring to its installed length in "Default", and add a "free state" configuration for the drawing? Or do you model it in its free length in "Default", use that for the drawing, and add a configuration for "Installed" length in the assembly?