Cutting holes in an assembly - not appearing in the part files?
I'm working on a sheet metal part and i cannot figure out how to make cuts while in an assembly, so the parts retain the recently made holes. The holes show up in an assembly but not in the part files.
I know from Solid Edge, that when you want to create a feature in your Assembly, let's say drilling some holes, you must choose, if the holes are
1. an Assembly feature or
2. an Assembly-driven Part feature.
The first choice leaves you with the holes showing only in your assembly.
The second choice leaves you with the holes showing in both your assembly,
and in your part / sheet metal part. This way you can edit your parts via your assembly.
In Pro-Engineer, there must be a similar choice, when making an assembly feature.
Have a look on this video, it is very fast made and without sound, but i think this is what you looking for. If yes let me know and i make a complex one vith audio.
Answered with a tutorial: https://grabcad.com/tutorials/cutting-holes-in-an-assembly-not-appearing-in-the-part-files
I think i know what your problem is! You want to add holes in the assembly itself as you don t know the hole position. Correct?
In this case first open your assembly. In the model tree select the part which you want to edit/add holes to. Right click and activate the part. Now make cuts/holes. Now activate the assembly. Hope this solves your problem.
The answer given by Bruce is perfect...In ProE or Creo you have to make the assembly feature a part level feature through the intersect tab.
You can also access the intersect option by right clicking on the feature in the model tree of the assembly.