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  • 1. In Context Parts
    I have an assembly that has a "skeleton" sketch with critical dimensions for a number of parts. The "skeleton" assy sketch covers several subassy's. My goal is to make it so the skeleton sketch controls dimensions in parts in the several sub assy's. When I create parts using "Insert/Component/New Part" from the menu, and mate each with the main assy. front plane, everything works fine. I use convert entities to create in context sketches in each part. I can change the "master" sketch, and all the individual parts change size. The problem is that I would like to move groups of these parts from the main assy to a sub assy, to reduce the complexity of the main assy. When I use "Insert/Compenant/Assy from Selected Components" from the menu, the resulting parts located in the new sub assy are no longer in context. When I change the "master" sketch, the part sizes don't change. Furthermore, it seems imposible to create a subassy sketch that has in context geometry from the main assy. If I could do that, all would be easy, as the main assy would have the skeleton sketch for all subassy's, and the subassy's would just pull in their part of the skeleton sketch in context. Then the subassy's parts would be designed in context with the sub-assy. Sorry, I am new, and am confused. Any ideas? Thanks, Dave

40,000 models/drawings free at McMaster-Carr

Postby western1812 » Sat, 16 Apr 2005 01:33:32 GMT

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Re: 40,000 models/drawings free at McMaster-Carr

Postby Mr. Me » Sat, 16 Apr 2005 10:18:36 GMT

I clicked on at least 20 assorted items and no models.  Do you have a 
specific example?








Re: 40,000 models/drawings free at McMaster-Carr

Postby Keith Streich » Sat, 16 Apr 2005 22:01:37 GMT

We had the McMaster boys in on 4-13-05 and they were asking about
suggestions, changes and how we used their website.  The first thing which
popped into my mind was to make their 3D models more accessible.

Instead of searching and searching down through all their items, then
entering given specifications, then showing if there was an available
models, just get me to the parts.  If something is exactly as I require,
great, they are number one on the vendor list.  If not, let me modify an
available model/solid for my requirements and I'll search for vendors later,
but I'll get my work done.

They could be a great source for part data and part dimensional
representation.

Give me your thoughts, I'm sure they are still open for suggestions and I'm
positive they don't watch this group.

I just thought it would be nice to see what everyone else thought.

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