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Multibody Part in Drawing

JiffiPop
11-Garnet

Multibody Part in Drawing

Hello,

 

I have a multibody part (prt0001) that is a clam shell design containing two bodies. I want to create two drawings - one of one half of the part (Body 1), and one for the other half (Body 2).

 

Any solutions that I haven't tried below would be much appreciated! Thank you in advance 🙂

 

I attached the part and drawing I am referencing below.

 

I have some solutions, but none of them are exactly what I want:

1. Create a new part that references the Body in prt0001. (This is less than ideal because you cannot bring in any dimensions from the original part. All dimensions must be manually placed, which is a lot of unnecessary work).

2. Create two drawings for prt0001 containing both bodies. Hide all bodies you don't want to see when you are ready to export. (However, this stinks because the user needs to remember to hide other bodies, and then hide other bodies in the model. Far less than ideal, especially if you are working on both parts at one time).

3. I tried using Combined States on the drawing, but this doesn't work. I have a video of what happens below.

 

 

Thanks again,

Jeff Houston

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My 2 cents: I think you can use layers and create the drawing containing only the master model.

Put the bodies on separate layers and then hide as needed - this can be done on a per-view basis...

pausob_0-1716444453024.png

 

 

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tbraxton
21-Topaz II
(To:JiffiPop)

It is not clear what your goal (ideal result) is. In general, I am assuming that;

1) You want to design in a single part file (master model)

2) Split the master model geometry into 2 (derivative) parts

3) Create a drawing for each part (derivative) and show the dimensions, datums, and annotations set up in the master model

 

Is this accurate account of what you want to do? If this is the goal and you intend to use multibody for the master model, consider the following.

 

A geometric copy (create part from body) does not copy the feature information over to the new part.

As such there is no way to show feature dimensions in the extracted (derivative) part.

If you create an annotation feature in the source part that holds the dimension that you want to show in the extracted part, then you can re-define the external copy geometry (if you have the AAX license) and tell it to bring those annotations over.

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Yes this is exactly what I am looking for.

This is what I am trying to do. I am looking for a workaround because of the reason you stated - a copy of the master copy contains no dimensions/feature info.

 

So, instead of creating a child copy from one body of the master model, I could create multiple drawings that represent the master model. However, if I do this, I am unsure how to hide certain bodies and KEEP them hidden in the drawing (regardless of what is hidden/shown in the 3D part). 

My 2 cents: I think you can use layers and create the drawing containing only the master model.

Put the bodies on separate layers and then hide as needed - this can be done on a per-view basis...

pausob_0-1716444453024.png

 

 

JiffiPop
11-Garnet
(To:pausob)

This is a great suggestion - I think this will do what I want to do. I am not very familiar with capabilities of hiding/showing layers on particular views, but I think I can figure it out. I will follow up in the next couple of days. Thanks!

JiffiPop
11-Garnet
(To:pausob)

Hi, this looks to be a great solution! I made a layer for each individual body in the master model. Now, in each drawing, I can hide the undesired bodies as needed. Thank you!

Dale_Rosema
23-Emerald III
(To:JiffiPop)

Disclaimer: I have not worked with multibody parts.

 

Can you put one body on one page and dimension it and the second body on another page and dimension it?

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