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 (milled) housings.
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 required drawings?
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!