Over the past few years I’ve seen questions raised on several internet newsgroups on how to drive designs from a single sketch. This can be done in several different ways with SolidWorks and today I thought I would share one such method. Multi-bodies are a powerful function inside of SolidWorks and can be used to create several components within a single part file. The user has the option to export these bodies to an assembly file if so desired.
A few notes about the video: The collection of parts is simple in nature and is used to demonstrate the point. In order to shorten the video, I did not take the time to name the assembly components at the Save Bodies feature creation step.
Stay tuned…more to come!