1 Reply Latest reply on Jun 30, 2014 3:29 AM by Ian Worrall

    General Arrangement drawing size

    Cheryl Phillips

      When detailing a sub assembly in a drawing in 2014 and referencing back to the top level assembly, is there a way to make the top level assembly "weight-less" where it will show in phantom lines, be greyed out and have very little impact on the drawing size wise?

        • Re: General Arrangement drawing size
          Ian Worrall

          I generally insert the part which a subassembly mounts onto at the top of the subassembly feature tree, and set it to "Envelope" in its properties.

           

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          This will make the upper level part have zero mass, be excluded from your BOM, and show as a transparent turquoise part in your model.

          To make it greyed out in a drawing, create a new layer, set it to grey, and move any parts that you don't want to detail to this grey layer.

           

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