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Best way to layout my model in Solidworks? [message #65573] Fri, 05 April 2013 22:11 UTC Go to next message
avatar Steve_Storm  is currently offline Steve_Storm
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Hi There!

I'm new here and was wondering what the best way to layout my model would be when modeling in Solidworks? Now my question would seem obvious but I was wondering if I should create an assembly and move the parts around as I see fit (to save space or to place them as close together as possible).

Creating several pieces in one part is a bit of a pain, you cant simply move a part of your model around (re position 1 part of 3 parts) or maybe you can?

My other question is, should I make a sprew to hold my parts or will the printer build a base first and my model be placed on top of the base?

Re: Best way to layout my model in Solidworks? [message #65576 is a reply to message #65573 ] Fri, 05 April 2013 23:03 UTC Go to previous message
avatar JACANT  is currently offline JACANT
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It all depends on the size of the parts. Shapeways will not build a base for them.
This thread may answer some of your questions.
http://www.shapeways.com/forum/index.php?t=msg&th=11895& amp;start=0&

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