Chapter 10. Making Modifications

  • Update Components in Isolation

  • Update the Drawing Document

  • Update Components Within Assemblies

  • Replace Components in Assemblies

Changes to the model are to be expected. They are unavoidable and part of the design process. Before they are even prototyped, most parts and entire assemblies will often get redesigned and altered for many different reasons, such as to fit within size or weight restrictions, to reduce cost of manufacturing, to compensate for substitutions made because of lack of availability or excessive cost of materials, or even to comply with laws and regulations of the particular region where the product will be manufactured, used, or disposed of. However, this doesn't mean you'll have to remodel the ...

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