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Referencing parts in assembly

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01-18-2013 03:51 AM

I have a rather complex assembly that I didn't draft but I am trying to work with. Most of my experience is with Solidworks. I'm trying to create a hole in a plate that lines up with a hole in a different part in the same assembly. I know there is probably a way to create the hole in the assembly and reference the other part but I dont know how. Any help?

Crev64
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From the assembly, edit (not open) the part that needs the hole, start a sketch, project the hole from the part that already has it, then use that hole center for your hole command.  This makes the part Adaptive, which maintains a link through that assembly to the other part.

 

Hope that gets you started.

Sam B
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Re: Referencing parts in assembly

01-18-2013 05:29 AM in reply to: crev64

I can get the hole drawn in the assmebly, but when I open the part the hole doesnt exist. Is there anyway to fix that?

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Re: Referencing parts in assembly

01-18-2013 05:55 AM in reply to: crev64

From the assembly, edit (not open) the part that needs the hole, start a sketch, project the hole from the part that already has it, then use that hole center for your hole command.  This makes the part Adaptive, which maintains a link through that assembly to the other part.

 

Hope that gets you started.

Sam B
Inventor 2012 Certified Professional

Please click "Accept as Solution" if this response answers your question.
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Windows XP Pro 32-bit, SP3
HP EliteBook 8730w; 4 GB RAM; Core™ 2 Duo T9400 2.53 GHz; Quadro FX2700M
SpaceExplorer/SpaceNavigator NB, driver 3.7.18
still waiting for a foreshortened radius dimensioning tool in Drawing Manager

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