Learn about moving items into subassemblies to prep for drawing.
- [Narrator] Clip drawings and solid works are created of routing sub assemblies. Therefore, before creating a drawing, you need to make sure that all the needed components are included in the sub assemblies that you're creating drawings of. If you want to check this, go ahead and highlight over the assembly that you would like to create a drawing of. So, for this one, we can see that all of the parts in blue are included in our sub assembly. The same for our top center route. If we zoom in close, you can see that our flanges are included because they are blue along with the pipes.
Now, you might notice that the tanks are not included in this, therefore if in your drawing, you needed one of those tanks to be included, all you would need to do is click on the tank in the feature tree, and then click and drag it into the route that you would like to include it in. So, I'm going to drag that into the top center route assembly. After that, when I click it now, you will notice that it also turns blue because it is also included in our sub assembly. Now, I'm going to go click on the assembly that contains this route right over here.
I'm going to click that and now when I zoom in, you'll notice that this flange is blue, but this one is yellow, indicating that it is not included in that route. This might happen because when you're going through your options, if you don't have it set to automatically start the route on the drop of fittings and connectors, it will not automatically be included in that sub assembly. Therefore, a simple solution, which is similar to what we did with the tank, is to click on that flange, and simply drag and drop it into that assembly, and with that, it'll be included.
So, when you click it you'll see that it's now blue. So, that if we go to make a drawing of that that flange will also be included in our drawing. So, now your sub assemblies are ready to be turned into drawings.
- Sketching pipe in 3D
- Routing and auto-routing pipe
- Splitting and deleting pipe
- Adding weld gaps, slope, and penetration points
- Preparing pipe drawings
- Sketching and routing tubes