Welcome to MCAD Central

Join our MCAD Central community forums, the largest resource for MCAD (Mechanical Computer-Aided Design) professionals, including files, forums, jobs, articles, calendar, and more.

Register Log in

Data Sharing Techniques

Mloew

Moderator
I would like some input on what the best strategy might be for sharing information across models. I have what I call interface models that detail the important interfaces, package spaces, etc. across interfacing systems. For example, I have three parts, (Part A, Part B, Part C) and there are required interfaces from Part A to Part B and Part B to Part C. I want to have the proper dimensions, tolerances, GD&T, etc. controlled centrally.



In the past, I used external copy geom. features of pub geom. features to copy geometry across models, but the geometry is static, i.e. I have no access to the dimensions, tolerances, etc. It is not really much better than a dependent import. The inheritance feature is neat, because it allows for real access to the actual feature geometry. Unfortunately, I must inherit the entire part including the geometry that is not relevant to the interfaces of interest.



I am looking to emulate inheriting certain features like the pub_geom/external copy geom. with the functionality of the inheritance feature. Any clues?





Best regards,



Matthew Ian Loew

Luck is the residue of design.

Branch Rickey
 

dr_gallup

Moderator
Isn't that what skeleton models are for? Just put in the geometry needed to control the overall assembly size & constraints.
 

Mloew

Moderator
dr_gallup,



Yes indeed. But I have the information in individual skeleton parts, not the DM skeleton.



Best regards,



Matthew Ian Loew
 

Sponsor

Top