Let's say i want to draw a bike. In the 2D IDW of the wheel I want to see the frame as a reference. So, in the .iam of the wheel the frame subassembly is inserted and checked as reference. Also, a new level of detail is created that surpressed the frame.This level of detail is used in the overall assemby of the bike.
So, I end up with several subassembly's that contain other subassembly's just to reference them in the IDW. It would be better to have just one master assemby and create several IDW's from that assembly with different LOD and reference settings.
What is your approach?
I think what I would do is use a Postional Representation in combination with View Repersentations at the top level assembly. And place an overlay view in the drawing.
I hope this helps.
Best of luck to you in all of your Inventor pursuits,
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What's the point in referencing a bike frame in a drawing to make a wheel? The wheel should be able to be constructed without any knowledge of the frame. You are just making life harder for yourself.
Thank you. This is a good trick; I am gonna try it. Not quite sure if the BOM structure goed right for each LOD and overall LOD. Will see...
mcgyvr wrote: You are just making life harder for yourself.
Haha, tell it to my customer please!