I'm a novice with 2003 - I would like to drive a dimension in a part design table from a dimension derived from an equation in a master assembly.
For example take a simple gusset
My part design has a number of configurations for thickness, width, length, suppressed/unsuppressed end conditions. I would like to drive the length dimension in this DT from a reference dimension from another part.
Currently, I have an equation at the assembly level which equates this dimension to the reference dimension in the part. However, the DT changes the dimension for ALL of the parts, so that other references for a part at the assembly level lose their length dimension.
Do I need to create $configurations? This seems unreasonalbe because I would need to create a configuration for each instance and eliminate the benefit of the table.
Can I refer to other parts in a DT? ie have a dimensional equation such as:
=dim1 @ sketch1 @ part1 or whatever the proper construct is.
Thanks for your help.
MMW NH, USA