Using 2D Model Sheet

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I have a drawing that has 13+ parts to it. I want each part to be on a seperate sheet
of the drawing which I know how to do. My question is about the 2D model sheet.
Do I create all of the parts on one 2D model sheet or is there a way to have a model
sheet for each part and would that be the correct way to do it?
Ed
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Re: Using 2D Model Sheet

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"Ed Kadlec" wrote:
>
>I have a drawing that has 13+ parts to it. I want each part to be on a seperate
>sheet
>of the drawing which I know how to do. My question is about the 2D model sheet.
>Do I create all of the parts on one 2D model sheet or is there a way to have
>a model
>sheet for each part and would that be the correct way to do it?
>
>Ed

I think the best way to do it would be to have them all on just one model sheet
and then you can link the dimensions through the relations and the variable tables.
You can link through the variable tables even if they are on seperate sheets (e.g.
drawing sheets) but I think it's easier when they are in a similar location.
-AS
www.continual-motion.com

Re: Using 2D Model Sheet

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Ed,
Are there relationships between these parts or are they 13 completely unique
parts?
David
"Ed Kadlec" wrote in message
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> I have a drawing that has 13+ parts to it. I want each part to be on a
> seperate sheet
> of the drawing which I know how to do. My question is about the 2D model
> sheet.
> Do I create all of the parts on one 2D model sheet or is there a way to
> have a model
> sheet for each part and would that be the correct way to do it?
>
> Ed


Re: Using 2D Model Sheet

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Hi David,
Since all of the parts put together make up an assembly there are some relationships.
That is, if I understand what you mean by relationships. If one part changes dimensions
that fits together with another part then that second part might need to change
also. That is my view of relationships. Is this what you are referring to?
Ed
"David Rieschick" wrote:
>Ed,
>
>Are there relationships between these parts or are they 13 completely unique
>
>parts?
>
>David
>
>"Ed Kadlec" wrote in message
>news:47bae9b1$1@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
>>
>> I have a drawing that has 13+ parts to it. I want each part to be on a
>> seperate sheet
>> of the drawing which I know how to do. My question is about the 2D model

>
>> sheet.
>> Do I create all of the parts on one 2D model sheet or is there a way to

>
>> have a model
>> sheet for each part and would that be the correct way to do it?
>>
>> Ed

>
>

Re: Using 2D Model Sheet

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Yes. In that case putting all parts on the 2D model sheet is probably the
most efficient way to go.
David
"Ed Kadlec" wrote in message
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>
> Hi David,
>
> Since all of the parts put together make up an assembly there are some
> relationships.
> That is, if I understand what you mean by relationships. If one part
> changes dimensions
> that fits together with another part then that second part might need to
> change
> also. That is my view of relationships. Is this what you are referring to?
>
> Ed
>
> "David Rieschick" wrote:
>>Ed,
>>
>>Are there relationships between these parts or are they 13 completely
>>unique
>>
>>parts?
>>
>>David
>>
>>"Ed Kadlec" wrote in message
>>news:47bae9b1$1@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
>>>
>>> I have a drawing that has 13+ parts to it. I want each part to be on a
>>> seperate sheet
>>> of the drawing which I know how to do. My question is about the 2D model

>>
>>> sheet.
>>> Do I create all of the parts on one 2D model sheet or is there a way to

>>
>>> have a model
>>> sheet for each part and would that be the correct way to do it?
>>>
>>> Ed

>>
>>
>

Re: Using 2D Model Sheet

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David,
Another question about relationships. If I set up the relationships on the 2D model
page but put the parts each on seperate drawing sheets will the relationships still
hold across the drawing sheets?
Thanks,
Ed
"David Rieschick" wrote:
>Yes. In that case putting all parts on the 2D model sheet is probably the
>
>most efficient way to go.
>
>David
>
>"Ed Kadlec" wrote in message
>news:47bc81d3$1@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
>>
>> Hi David,
>>
>> Since all of the parts put together make up an assembly there are some
>> relationships.
>> That is, if I understand what you mean by relationships. If one part
>> changes dimensions
>> that fits together with another part then that second part might need to

>
>> change
>> also. That is my view of relationships. Is this what you are referring to?
>>
>> Ed

Re: Using 2D Model Sheet

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Yes,
The Drawing Views that you put on each sheet are just a "picture" of what is
on the 2D Model sheet. Any changes made the geometry on the 2D model sheet
will be reflected in the views. Double clicking on the drawing view will
jump you to the 2D Model sheet.
This may be a dumb question but do you understand how to place views on the
drawing sheets using the Place 2D Model View button?
David
"Ed Kadlec" wrote in message
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>
> David,
>
> Another question about relationships. If I set up the relationships on the
> 2D model
> page but put the parts each on seperate drawing sheets will the
> relationships still
> hold across the drawing sheets?
>
> Thanks,
> Ed
>
> "David Rieschick" wrote:
>>Yes. In that case putting all parts on the 2D model sheet is probably the
>>
>>most efficient way to go.
>>
>>David
>>
>>"Ed Kadlec" wrote in message
>>news:47bc81d3$1@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
>>>
>>> Hi David,
>>>
>>> Since all of the parts put together make up an assembly there are some
>>> relationships.
>>> That is, if I understand what you mean by relationships. If one part
>>> changes dimensions
>>> that fits together with another part then that second part might need to

>>
>>> change
>>> also. That is my view of relationships. Is this what you are referring
>>> to?
>>>
>>> Ed

>

Re: Using 2D Model Sheet

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David,
It's not a dumb question. I've admitted to being a newbie at mechanical drawing
so you have every right to question my abilities.
Yes, I figured out how to use it to place views on the drawing sheet when I needed
a detail view. It was a little confusing at first but I think I've got it down now.
Thanks for all of your help.
Ed
"David Rieschick" wrote:
>Yes,
>
>The Drawing Views that you put on each sheet are just a "picture" of what
>is
>on the 2D Model sheet. Any changes made the geometry on the 2D model sheet
>
>will be reflected in the views. Double clicking on the drawing view will
>
>jump you to the 2D Model sheet.
>
>This may be a dumb question but do you understand how to place views on the
>
>drawing sheets using the Place 2D Model View button?
>
>David

Re: Using 2D Model Sheet

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Ed,
Another thing you may want to try to help manage the display is to use
layers for placing your geometry. If you are drawing 2D geometry to
represent a part, set up a group of layers for the geometry and the
dimensions for the geometry. When you start another part that will be
constrained to the first, use another set of layers. You may also want to
consider duplicating the common edges of the parts for the second part and
constraining them to the first. You will have overlaying geometry in this
case.
So now you have two parts witt duplicated common edges. If you want to
create a drawing of the assembly, Create a 2D Model view of the overall 2D
geometry. Show the layers for both parts within the context of the drawing
view placed.
If you want to create a drawing of only one part, create a 2D Model view.
Hide the layers of the other part within the context of the drawing view.
You will only see the geometry of the required part. You can then create a
new drawing of the second part and reverse the layer display within the
context of the new 2D Model views.
This is just something you may want to try. Start with something simple like
two rectangles to get the feel of the workflow.
Regards,
Rick B.

Re: Using 2D Model Sheet

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Hi Rick,
Thanks for the suggestion. I'll give it a try. It sounds like it could be usefull
for some drawings.
Ed
"Ricky Black" wrote:
>Ed,
>Another thing you may want to try to help manage the display is to use
>layers for placing your geometry. If you are drawing 2D geometry to
>represent a part, set up a group of layers for the geometry and the
>dimensions for the geometry. When you start another part that will be
>constrained to the first, use another set of layers. You may also want to
>
>consider duplicating the common edges of the parts for the second part and
>
>constraining them to the first. You will have overlaying geometry in this
>
>case.
>
>So now you have two parts witt duplicated common edges. If you want to
>create a drawing of the assembly, Create a 2D Model view of the overall 2D
>
>geometry. Show the layers for both parts within the context of the drawing
>
>view placed.
>
>If you want to create a drawing of only one part, create a 2D Model view.
>
>Hide the layers of the other part within the context of the drawing view.
>
>You will only see the geometry of the required part. You can then create a
>
>new drawing of the second part and reverse the layer display within the
>context of the new 2D Model views.
>
>This is just something you may want to try. Start with something simple like
>
>two rectangles to get the feel of the workflow.
>
>Regards,
>Rick B.
>
>