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Assembly Problem - Creating one part from a number of parts from a assembly.

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Hi All,

 

Please find attached file.

 

As shown on the pictures, the assembly is built up with a number of parts. To manufacture this in the most efficient way we would fold these extra parts instead of welding.

 

Is there a easy way to do this?

 

Many Thanks,

 

Darren

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Re: Assembly Problem - Creating one part from a number of parts from a assembly.

Hi Darren, 

 

No attachments were included buddy.

Try the "Options" on the upper right side, to edit your original posting.

 

Sean Cresswell
Design Manager Streetscape Limited
Solid Edge ST10 [MP0] Classic [x2 seats]
Windows 10

Re: Assembly Problem - Creating one part from a number of parts from a assembly.

Should see them know Sean?

 

Thank You

Re: Assembly Problem - Creating one part from a number of parts from a assembly.

2 process come to mind:

 

1.)

*Consider which part you want tot be the "base" or master moving forward.

*In place activate into that part.

*Do an "inter-part copy" of the other faces you need.

*use those inter-part copies as refereence to manually add flanges to the base.

(this should be pretty easy as you can snap to the inter-part copy)

*Should be pretty straight forward.

 

2.)

*create in place a new virgin sheet metal file.

*activate into the new sheetmetal file

*Do an "inter-part copy" of the other faces you need, assure that you pick all interior or all exterior...

*use surfacing tools to trim, extend, add rounds, what ever it takes to get a single sheet of the desired faces

*Stitch all together

*thicken the surface

 

Re: Assembly Problem - Creating one part from a number of parts from a assembly.

you need to include all the parts as well.  the asm file is simply a link to the part files.  so this will assy will open and have missign links... no parts.

 

use rev manage to collect all the parts and upload a zip file will be best.

 

Re: Assembly Problem - Creating one part from a number of parts from a assembly.

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Darren,

 

I can open the powerpoint document fine, but the assembly document won't function on it's own, you'd need to also provide all of then relevant individual model files too.

 

At a glance though....a couple of ways to tackle this come to mind.

 

One way would be to edit the largest component in the context of the assembly, and use the geometry of the other panels to gleen the pertenant geometry from.

Another way, you could use insert part copy, of the assembly, as construction, then fully constructing a new sheet metal part from the referenced assembly.

Sean Cresswell
Design Manager Streetscape Limited
Solid Edge ST10 [MP0] Classic [x2 seats]
Windows 10

Re: Assembly Problem - Creating one part from a number of parts from a assembly.

>SNAP< @MattJohnsonPAC  Robot LOL

Sean Cresswell
Design Manager Streetscape Limited
Solid Edge ST10 [MP0] Classic [x2 seats]
Windows 10

Re: Assembly Problem - Creating one part from a number of parts from a assembly.

I think the fastest way may be to glom it all together into one part and then use the Part to Sheet Metal (new in ST7) command to fold up flanges round the various faces. this workflow is covered briefly starting around 2 minutes into this video

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YpQKGaA7GFw

 

 

Dan Staples
Director, Solid Edge Product Development

Re: Assembly Problem - Creating one part from a number of parts from a assembly.

Sorry all, im not being ignorant.

 

We only have one licence at our facility so waiting for an available slot. :/