Hello, i find that working in part and then using the split comand to make different bodys is an easy way. Any problems whit this approche in the long run? Will it be more reliable to make the parts then assambly and edit parts in assambly? In this way i don't lose the feature manager trees? what is your normal work flow? Thank you
Use multibody techniques (it saves bodies and makes a split assembly file). In my opinion, top-down modeling (even when I'm at my best) is a conundrum.
Also, by using the split-assembly technique your model gets a "Save Bodies" feature which can be re-ordered in the feature tree. Make changes to the multibody part model and always keep the Save Body feature at the bottom of the feature tree will make your model dynamic & lightweight.
One more advantage to multibody techniques is... the saved bodies become whats called as a "dumb solid". The have no feature tree, just a solid with all your modeled geometry. These dumb solids are perfect for sharing on GrabCAD as they do not include the features used to create the 3D model; protect your work.
Dumb solids (in my experience) also work faster in Solidworks animations & analysis.
Well of course there is... We all are a part of it.
I think this question is the same as when people ask which CAD program is the best. There are always more than one way do something with CAD and there is not one correct answer. It depends on what you want your final results to be and the requirements as well as the software you are comfortable working and the various techniques you use. Learning new ways to do things will only make you better and when a situation arises you will have more tools to your disposal.
Are you going to need to make changes in the assembly/part in the future?
Are all of the clients needs met?
How quickly and accurately can you produce a result?
What will the files be used for?
These are just a few of the questions you need to ask yourself when deciding what method you use, but the more methods you are capable of the better off you will be.
Working in assembly is the better way(top down method).
Dear Tommy, there is a world outside of GrabCAD too.
thank you all for your time.
I mean not Sim City or similar worlds.
Well Tommy, last time i checked GrabCad is a learning and sharing Community where people ask,learn and share information. Not made "stupid" based on the question they ask or type of information they seek. And as a community member i should help,if i can,not offend. But suspecting to know and knowing, are not the same.
Well, dear Tommy, you as GrabCAD community leader don't follow that much what happens on GrabCAD. I had uploaded already something like 50 models on GrabCAD, but as I saw that GrabCAD changed to a playground for idiots, I deleted my models, like many other serious members too. I see GrabCAD meanwhile as entertainment.
Arestide, you're not acting much like a GrabCAD community leader. Don't worry, I still respect you, but honestly I'm giving the best answer here by using multibody techniques. I wish I could compare my style to yours, but you have nothing online to prove your skills or talent. Try uploading a model to GrabCAD and donate to the change!
I'm sorry Voinea. It started simple giving advice, but Arestide took several shots at my integrity & GrabCAD. I've been here for 2.5 years donating, inspiring, and collaborating and I think/know GrabCAD is still wonderful. Best of luck in your Solidworks Modeling!