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Assembly sketch vs layout sketch

Question asked by Solidworks Ar on Oct 19, 2012
Latest reply on Oct 21, 2012 by Solidworks Ar



I am currently investigating the top-down design methods. I have actually tried an approach where I define an assembly sketch and the parts are created in the context with references to the sketch. This methods works fine and the workflow is clean. I can even put sketch entities in blocs in order to do a simple motion simulation.


Now, as I feel all of this working fine, I was wondering why the layout sketches were needed? Is there an added value in them? I guess there is, but I cannot figure it out, it is not obvious to me. Any idea?


Kind regards,