triplus wrote: ↑
Sun Aug 19, 2018 2:28 pm
Like creating an assembly? Maybe you could test out some existing options (Assembly2/A2Plus/Assembly3). As developing solution where you can add relations between parts (creating assemblies) for sure isn't something one can achieve in a short period of time.
I'm only vaguely familiar with the Assembly bench, but what I'm thinking probably isn't far removed.
Specifically, though, a 3D sub-model (maybe a 3D version of a 2D CAD cell?) would be linked to the main model using pre-defined references. The Sketcher really provides the mechanism that makes the most sense to me - external references.
So the idea was to extrude the model from a series of sketches that are built entirely on external references. Then, those references are chosen in the main model (as edges of existing solids), and are used to replace the external references originally defined in the cell library... if that makes sense.
I'm really taking the Sketcher in directions it wasn't intended, I think, and I suspect my approach is a bit untenable.