When building a 3D model that is ment for a 2 shot mold do you build the model as an assembly or as a single part?
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In the past, we modeled them as assemblies, but now that we can have the correct density for every body, we will do them as mutli-body parts.
I made one as an assembly and one by adding the overlay portion as a feature. I'm not sure at this point of which version to use. I did some reading on the multi-body and it seems like you just save an assembly as a multi-body but when I tried it the feature tree disappeared.
Some might consider it a disadvantage of the master model technique that the individual parts that you save out don't have the feature tree, so you need to edit the features in the master model. Others would consider it an advantage, as you can add new features in the parts and not have to worry about the earlier features. When you have very complex parts with hundreds of features, that can be an advantage.
I don't see any advantage to making 2 shot parts an assembly. We buy a part, not an assembly.
I don't see much of an advantage even for insert molded parts. Again, we buy or specify a part and then buy a part that has something molded on the first part. We can use configurations to make drawings of both parts.
Doesn't mean that other people won't prefer assemblies.
Thanks it makes since now. I was under the impression that once you saved as a multi-body you had no control over the original parts. Now I see what you saying, both files assembly and multi-body still have their master file where change can be made to the individual parts. The Multi-body will let you to make changes to the unit file where as assemblies don't. Got it
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