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Is it wise to Split a stock part

Question asked by Warren Isaacs on Jul 23, 2013
Latest reply on Jul 24, 2013 by Jerry Steiger

I'm working on a consumer device, part of which is consumable and disposable.  The industrial design of the overall device is defined as a (solid) master model and split (Insert>Feature>Split) into Stock Parts.  At this level of the CAD heirarchy the disposable is one Stock Part.


However, the disposable will be assembled from several components.  I'm considering using the disposable Stock Part as a master model for the sub-assembly of the disposable.  This makes sense to me because the interaction between the individual components of the disposable are irrelevant at the top assembly level: only the disposable's outer form matters there.


In short, I'm splitting the master model to make parts, then splitting one of those parts again.


Has anyone used this approach?  Are there any pitfalls I should know about before I go too far down this route?



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