Top-Down or Middle-Out tutorial?

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Hello... is there a Top-Down or Middle-Out tutorial?
i.e.,.. skeleton model (layout), shared sketch/surface/plane/axis/.. data between parts (prt or asm level) multibody (reference prts from one prt?
(received this link from a kind soul...)
http://www.solidedge.com/spt/en/ST4/spse01670/book.html
so,.. can you drive other prts/asms from component parts or sub layouts (no asm).
The intra-part copy may be able to do this??
Hmm.. after reading it seems that intra-part is top down.. that is, it's dependent on a top level asm?
Is there a way to directly reference a prt without a asm? (solidworks, insert part or pro/e copy geom?)
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Re: Top-Down or Middle-Out tutorial?

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We do have Self Paced Training (SPT) that deals with many aspects of top down design. Here are 3 good ones are listed below, the first one is probably most relevant.

spse01670 - Designing in the context of an assembly
http://www.solidedge.com/spt/en/ST4/spse01670/book.html

spse01690 - Virtual components in assemblies
http://www.solidedge.com/spt/en/ST4/spse01690/book.html

spse01675 - Assembly features
http://www.solidedge.com/spt/en/ST4/spse01675/book.html
Kris Kasprzak

Re: Top-Down or Middle-Out tutorial?

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thank, czy22t,
can you answer the question about driving parts via parts (no asm)?

Re: Top-Down or Middle-Out tutorial?

Siemens Master Siemens Master
Siemens Master
Yes, look for "Part Copy" command found here:

http://screencast.com/t/JmjWOhO6oE

That is distinct from "Inter-part Copy" which uses an Assembly for the context. With Part Copy, you insert it in the part directly at the origin, or at a csys of your choosing.

Re: Top-Down or Middle-Out tutorial?

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Thanks, staples,..
ok,.. "Part copy".. using "Ordered" mode,.. this is what I was looking for!
and,..in Synchronous mode.... "Linked models are not allowed in Synchronous mode.
Do you want to add an un-liked copy to the Synchronous model?"

Re: Top-Down or Middle-Out tutorial?

Siemens Master Siemens Master
Siemens Master
Not quite sure I follow your question, but if you wanted to get a bunch of geometry non-associatively into your synchronous file from another file, you could use Part Copy to do it.

Re: Top-Down or Middle-Out tutorial?

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no question,.. I was quoting or noting the pop-up window message, when in Synchronous mode.