General CAD design/assembly question


I’m new to CAD and don’t understand assembly. My question is do I do a bunch of drawings, then create an assembly and make them all fit in each other? or do I create one drawing with all of the parts in it, then use that in the assembly?


Asked on August 6, 2019 in Other.
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If you  are new to the CAD software then i suggest you to create all parts individual and then assemble it.

Answered on September 2, 2019.
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It would be useful if you also described which specific CAD software you’re using.

Answered on September 19, 2019.
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Once you get used to using any CAD program, you develop your own preferred workflow. I know some who prefer making individual drawings and then putting them together as an assembly afterward but also know others who do all assembly parts in one drawing.

I personally prefer working with individual files for all the parts (cleaner that way). It’s good to pay attention to universal coordinates when doing this though, i.e. make sure all your files have a common reference origin point, since that makes it much easier to insert all the pieces together in one assembly file at the end of the process.

Answered on February 14, 2020.
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