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Multiple part iterations still linked to base sketch

tom_augertom_auger Member Posts: 71 ✭✭
Hi friends! This is more of a workflow or higher level question involving how to make various "branches" of a part can co-exist and still maintain a reference to the base sketch etc.

As an example, say I'm working on an armature that has a number of different terminations, but most of the core geometry would be driven by the same sketch. I had considered just using branching and versioning, but then if the base sketch is altered, it won't cascade through the versions.

The other option was just using a linear part pattern with 0 offset and then showing / hiding parts, but that seems a bit kludgy, and wondering if there's a better workflow that I'm just not thinking of.

Thanks for your advice in advance!

Tom

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  • tom_augertom_auger Member Posts: 71 ✭✭
    mahir said:
    Sounds like a job for configurations.
    Thanks, Mahir, I'm off to learn about configurations then! Sometimes it's just learning the right word to Google...

    That said, if anyone has some concrete examples they can point me to to get me further along, it would be greatly appreciated!

    Tom
  • mahirmahir Member, Developers Posts: 993 ✭✭✭✭
    edited June 2
    Here's an example with several types of configuration inputs (list, checkbox, variable). Depending on what is selected in the area above the feature tree, either features are suppressed, selections changed, or dimensions modified.

    https://cad.onshape.com/documents/57acdfaae4b005c413ed9b6f/w/3fd585a46d3af1b3ba413c53/e/b02ec721136c6121c1a02cc1

  • tom_augertom_auger Member Posts: 71 ✭✭
    My mind is well and truly blown, not for the first time with Onshape, and probably not the last. It is such a privilege to be able to use this professional-grade tool for my little home maker lab. 

    With gratitude,

    Tom
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