What do you think? Have you had much experience using EXTCOPYGEOM? Has it worked well for you? It seems we are having a lot of assemblies that used it lose their references when we open them back up. My last job (GE) forbid using it. What is your companies stand?
I agree with jr. It is generally not a good practice to use references from other models. ie: Creating features in assemblies using other components, etc... The only time I use other parts for reference is when I have a cast part that needs machined. Then I would create a machined part and do an insert>data sharing>merge from other model and grab the cast part and make my machined cuts.
Well, you bring up a good discussion topic. I work for engineers that use alot of top down design and prefer using it for his own functionality. You really cant argue with their methods, it works well for them and saves them time.
learn to live with created dimensions (cringe)
teach patterns and pattern table functunality
if you dont want someone to do it, couldnt that be written in the .sup file ? rather than leaving it to the user to allow out of scope?
The pain I have is , if just redefining the mounting holes (main ECG canidate) you must specify primary surface in order for the hole. You cannot go in and redefine just the two linear or axis references, which allows you to see the correct measurements to your selected references. You must select a primary surface for regeneration which makes you loose your correct hole placement.