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screw family table

Hello,

I'm making a family table for standard screws...

I'm wondering what would be the best and simplest way to do :
- making a big family with all diameters and all lenght

- making a family with all diameter and then, in each instance, making an other family with all lenght

any advice ?

thanks,

GB
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screw family table

Have you looked at making a generic 'screw' part and using inheritance
features to build the instances? Not sure if it's a good application of
the technique, but you can then build a family with no family table.

Of the family table options, the first places all the info in one place
but makes for an unwieldy table. The second makes the table simpler,
but scatters the info. Six of one ... I think I'd choose option 2 if
it were me.

One thing to take a look at as your building your new library is this
post from the Pro|E FAQ blog:


www.design-central.com
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Doug Schaefer | Experienced Mechanical Design Engineer
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screw family table

Thanks to everybody, a lot of interresting responses.

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RE: screw family table

Hey Georges,

We once had all our hardware as family tables. Two years ago, I converted all the instances to simple stand alone parts. A lot of work, but the performance gain for big assemblies made it worthwile.

Regards, Hugo.

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