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Create assemblies and components using top-down design.
|Time Required||60 minutes |
|Tutorial File Used||Seat Adjust Layout.ipt |Note
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In this tutorial, you explore aspects of top-down design for a power car seat. You use a layout, sketch blocks, and Make Components. You also change the layout to demonstrate associativity.
A layout is a 2D sketch within a part file. The 2D sketch uses sketch geometry to represent your design components and configurations. The layout is the root document of your design, and allows you to control your design associatively from the top down.
Once your layout has matured, you use the Make Components and Make Part commands to derive selected sketch blocks into new part and assembly files. Associativity is maintained between your layout and the new files so that your 3D models are updated with changes to their respective sketch blocks. For Make Components, changes you make to the arrangement of components do not require updates to your 3D models. This powerful feature eliminates unnecessary revisions to your design documents.
This tutorial opens an existing layout part with 2D sketch geometry.
- Place and constrain sketch block instances.
- Derive sketch blocks to new part and assembly files (Make Components).
- Offset components from the layout plane.
- Change the layout to demonstrate associativity.
- Know how to set the active project, navigate the model space with the various view tools, and perform common modeling functions, such as sketching and extruding.
- Knowledge of sketch blocks is beneficial.
- See the Sketch Blocks tutorial and Help topics.
- See the Help topic “Getting Started” for further information.
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