I've got a driveshaft, PartA, that is in production and fully dimensioned. Now I want to make PartB with some drastic changes to one end of the drive shaft, but keep everything else the same on the opposite end of the driveshaft. And this may also result in another PartC.
What is the best way to make a change in Part A, so it will also update parts B,and C? For ex, a small diameter change of Part A, so the same diameter will change in parts B, C and D?
Do I have to use an Equation to link to part A? Is there anything else that can be done? Should I also save a copy of Part A to Part B, and C then add/make changes to B and C. I dont' think I can use a spreadsheet/design table, b/c parts B and C have some drastic changes on the one end of the driveshaft.
Also, I would then like to use the drawing from partA with all the dimensions, and be able to dimension most of part B and C. How can i do this?
Right now, i just saved partA as PartB and PartC, and now manually make changes to A, B and C as they are needed, but is a pain in the butt, if I make a change in A, it does not update B and C in the part and drawing. Also, I really do not want to re-dimension a drawing for part B and C, when A has most of everything.
How can I be a little more efficient at this?