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Family tables vs. simplied Reps


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I am undertaking a new project that will be primarly an asm drill. by this i mean, just by changing a few part and sub asm i will have created an entirely new product. the major change invole going from a 24v product to a 48 volt product. since this will be primarly the same asm I was wondering If i should make the top level asm a family table or a simplied rep? the total asm has about 250 part.

How you would do this?


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For different configurations, use Family Tables at the top level of the assembly. Columns in an assembly family table include assembly-level dimensions, assembly-level features, and components.

How similar are the 24v and 48v products? If they're very similar-- just a matter of different features or dimensions in one versus the other-- you can create a Family Table of this component. If they're not very similar, you can create an Interchange Assembly consisting of both components.

Simplified Reps are a Large Assembly Management tool to customize how much data of certain components you're bringing into your computer's memory.