Joshua McKune

What is the easiest way to create a two part cover from an assembly of components?

Discussion created by Joshua McKune on Aug 24, 2015
Latest reply on Aug 26, 2015 by Joshua McKune

I have an assembly of components I need to create a split cover for.  My intention is to house the assembly between two plastic parts that pick up the geometry of the internal components for mechanical mounting.  I have explored using molding tools however because the assembled components do not make up a nice solid body (or surface bodies) after saving as a part file, this method very intensive because of all the additional work to close up gaps and so forth.


I have also tried doing the tedious method of creating each part separate with a ton of extruded boss/bases and so forth.  I don't like this because editing down the line becomes a nightmare if any of the assembly components internal to the cover changes during the design phase.


Has anyone experienced this and found a nice way of creating a split cover for an assembly?