Let's say I want to create a frame with many details, chamfers, holes, etc....
Let's say I want to keep the original wire-frame sketch associative with all members of the frame.
And Let's say I want all the frame parts together in a single assembly.
To do this I need to
1. Create assembly with wire frame sketch.
2. Create frame members in that assembly.
3. Save selected to each frame member as a file
4. Create a new assembly, assembly all the frame parts.
Here is why that's the path.
1. Cant replace frame members with it's save selected file.
2. Can't perform many types of edits on frame members.
Am I looking at this correctly?
I think you should be able to:
4. In ST7, you can place the individual frame components in the Draft sheet after placing an initial view of the assembly. Caveat: Hard to know which you are placing as the preview and name of each frame member is that of the profile used to create it :-(
I saw something in frames where it looked like you could set up a hole or a hole centerpoint in the original frame member and put in some kind of special frame holes in the frame module. But I couldn't find anything more about it. Anybody know what I'm talking about or did I just dream this?
It was something added a few releases ago to address some structural steel standard I believe. Not quite sure how it is supposed to be used but here is an ST7 tutorial that contains a section on creating the Holes for a cross section.
I have the same question and a partial reason why.
Structural steel members have a "Gauge" associated with them. The Gauge is typical hole location for bolts. For example, each size angle has a specific location along the legs where holes are to be placed for bolts.
In general, the Gauges are for bolts 7/8" and under (3" hole spacing). Once you use 1" or larger bolts, the Gauge system does not work. Typically it's used for 3/8", 1/2", 5/8" and 7/8" bolts. Below 3/8" is not consitered structural, and over 7/8" is very uncommon.
Although I did design a connection once that used (72) X 1 1/8" bolts
Holes are assume to be the bolt dia+1/16" located on the Gauge line at 3" centers.