can anyone say which approach use mostly in assembly modeling? Top down or bottom up approach? explain with reason...

assembly modeling doubt.

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Hi Bro,

Companies always preferred Top down only.

The Reasons are:
1. While doing assembly, it has been save time
2. We can reduce the assembly clashes between the parts.
3. No need to positioning parts in assembly.
4. In companies, they are always use Enovia or Team center, so many members can work in single assembly with different parts&timings. so if they go with Bottomup assy means, they have to assembly all other parts and then they would start to work on their parts. but if they preferred TOP down means, no need to do assmebly of other parts, because it already in positions. so you can start working easily. Top down is user friendly.

5. You can start to create a parts from assembly work bench itself.
6. Any time you can do reassemble easily, because it will come exact position in assy work bench. no need for constrains in assy also.

I hope, my answer will help you little bit to understand which is best.


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its depend upon the company you working.
For example: If you Customer providing the boundary's you need to work in top down. Customer didn't provide any boundary constraints you can work in bottom down. But in Tier 1 Company we will work in Bottom down assy for Internal child parts if design freeze.

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For a design project where considerable information exists e.g. from the experience of a similar project, top-down approach has a clear advantage.

If very little or no information exists about a new product, it becomes meaningless to start with top-down approach. In this case, bottom-up approach makes more sense.

There may be situations when both techniques are used together in a same project. For example a project may be initiated with bottom-up approach. As the design progresses and more information and constraints become known, the design project can be handled more efficiently by adopting top-down design approach. Similarly, in a top-down design project, to place the standard components like screws, bolts, nuts, bearing or other components that are used across multiple projects, bottom-up techniques are preferred.

You can have a look at the following blog post for detail description.

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