My goal is to open have people go into a central assembly file, type in their specific parameters and the various part files update within the assembly. I wish to do this without the need for an excel sheet, but when I try to link the parameters from the assembly file to the part files, it will not allow me to insert these parts. I get an error about an "assembly can not be placed into itself."
Iparts will not work as this has an infinite amount of sizes.
Thanks in advance.
create a dummy part with parameters, insert into your assembly, when you start a new part derive this dummy part into it and take the parameters you need, when you update the dummy part all the other parts will update...
do a search here for skeletal or master sketch modelling
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It is also possible to have the parameters in your assembly and then use an iLogic rule to push their values out to the part files.
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I think I was accomplished what you are trying to do. Not 100% sure,
I wanted to have a finished assembly file, that could altered by changing specifc parameters.
in my case, the 'skeleton' file dives the frame size. the sheet metal panels are a linked to the frame size, so if the frame size changes then the panels change accordingly.
See this link:
I solved my own question, in the last post there is a link to a set of short videos, these were VERY helpful...
Let me know if it is what you were looking for.
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