I'm about start to use solidworks instead of 2D CAD.(or at least alongside)
I design electronic equipment.
Ideally I would have a parts library of all our panels and components that
fit onto them etc, and I could model up the 'artists view' of a new piece of
equipment before it is made.
Then I would need to create the manufacturing drawings.
Most manufactured parts are folded and punched sheet metal or machined
Could a part consist of its actual self (lets say a panel mount LED) and the
hole required to fit it, then I could (maybe using layers or some other
method) 'switch off' the unwanted view (part or fiting hole) and create the
If not, then could I create a library of 'holes' that could be placed onto a
panel, lets say, and thus create my manufacturing drawings?
Or, (if this makes sense!), what would be the strategy, before I head off
down a dead end path!
18 years ago