To multi body or not?

Discussion in 'SolidWorks' started by david, Oct 15, 2007.

  1. david

    david Guest

    Hi all,
    Is there a point at which seperate part files are beneficial compared
    to single multi-body part file. I'm working on a project and I've
    built a weldment multi body part (cut list has 521 parts in it).
    Should I work on the premise that if it isn't welded together then
    it's a seperate part.
    Comments/feedback on your experiences are much appreciated.
    Regards,
    David K
     
    david, Oct 15, 2007
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  2. david

    jon_banquer Guest


    Some of the problems I see with SolidWorks Weldment Multi-Bodies are
    no BOM and lack or real constraints. Also Cut Lists don't support sub-
    assemblies so you have to have separate cut lists for your sub-
    assemblies. While that doesn't really help you it does show that
    SolidWorks still needs to work on Weldment Multi-Body support. I think
    you're asking for trouble with a single part file that large but
    that's just my opinion.

    Perhaps others will comment and ignore Usenet stalker and non-
    SolidWorks user Cliffy Huprich.
     
    jon_banquer, Oct 16, 2007
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    Krister_L Guest

    We do some weldment parts over here, but really never that big. What I
    do though, is to leave out everything which need to be laser cut, so I
    can make a separate dxf from it. I never put in anything which is not
    welded together with the other parts, then I prefer an assembly with
    the weldment part as a base. In SW2008 You can now rmb a weldment in
    the bom and dissolve the cutlist inside the bom to get the material
    out.

    // Krister
     
    Krister_L, Oct 16, 2007
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