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Create assembly from Layout Sketch
Saturday, August 18, 2007
How to create or Build Assembly from Assembly Layout Sketch?


In our assembly, create a regular 2Dsketch. Within that sketch draw your individual 2D representations of your assembly and turn them into individual blocks.

Exit the sketch and right-click on it, select 'create assembly from layout sketch' from the context menu

A part will be created for each block definition in your layout sketch. If you use more than one instance of a block definition in your layout sketch, then solidworks will create another instance of that component in the assembly.

You can then add features to the parts in order to further define them.

The parts will update if the layout sketch is modified or if the block definitions are changed.

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posted by Admin @ 5:19 PM  
3 Comments:
  • At September 17, 2008 at 8:32 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    dude, there is no "Create Assembly from Layout Sketch" in the 2008 version. Im running SP4 too!?

    any idea how to do it?

     
  • At January 1, 2009 at 5:26 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    When you start a new assembly, instead of adding the first component, select “Create Layout”.

     
  • At February 5, 2009 at 1:28 AM, Blogger Jitesh said…

    Can you help me?
    I have sw07 and i want to create a new sketch from an assembly. For example, When I am in assembly, I wanna be able to trace the dimensions from an existing part and create a new part, Any ideas?

     
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