How is it possible to place individual parts, each having a hole in it, (their top views only, for example) on a common shaft in order to define the parameters needed for the shaft? Think of a shiskebob at a barbeque. Thanks
Since you are talking 2D, you would be looking at using Blocks. Make a block of your parts, and then place those blocks on top of your shaft. Use the Library tab on Edgebar to access and place your blocks. -- Ken http://grundey.blogspot.com "ralph hoffmann" wrote in message news:email@example.com... > > How is it possible to place individual parts, each having a hole in it, > (their top > views only, for example) on a common shaft in order to define the > parameters needed > for the shaft? > > Think of a shiskebob at a barbeque. > > Thanks
Ralph, Blocks would be your best answer. Solid Edge blocks have the ability to store multiple views in a single block. These would be multiple sets of 2D geometry that can have different names such as top, front, etc. You can also create views in a single block for different states such as the open and close state of a switch. When you drop in the block it will ask you which view to place. To find more information on blocks, click on Help - Solid Edge 2D Drafting Help. Click on the 'index' tab in the help dialog. Key in 'block' in the keyin field. you will see a list of topics describing blocks. Regards, Rick B.