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Inserting a Sub-assembly into an Assembly...

Question asked by Edward Derubeis on Jun 3, 2014
Latest reply on Jun 3, 2014 by Jamil Snead



I'm using Solidworks 2013 and would love to automate this task but I don't know what the best approach would be.  I'm hoping I can get some great feedback from the forum to help my decision making! 


Ok I have a sub-assembly that consists of 1 to 3 parts depending on how it's configured.  There is one part a hollow cylinder (pipe) in the sub-assembly that I would like to be able to automate a modification to once the sub-assembly is inserted into an assembly.  The assembly would consist of a hollow cylinder.  I would like the pipe part in the sub-assembly to have a parameter related to the assembly (the diamemter of the hollow cylinder in the assembly)  so that a cut feature I have in the part will automatically update when I insert the sub-assembly into the assembly.  Can this be done?  Would global variables work best?