So I’ve got to do drawings for my advisor using Inventor 2015. As is the case with any boss, they say X but sometimes want Y, so I want to know the easiest way to handle configurations and drawings. I have plenty of experience in the past, but considering I need to make manufacturing drawings I wanted to ask to see if there is a better way.
It’s model of a RHS frame with 2 different length options and 3 different attachments on the front. It’s a bit like a trailer with 3 different wheel and drawbar options for 6 options total so it will be done mostly in FRAME GENERATOR.
I would normally make 2 different length frames and 3 different other frames and make 1 assembly with 6 configurations and make individual drawings for all components and assemblies to minimise work.
Realistically, the description is a working generalisation and the problem becomes when my Advisor changes his mind and wants length option A to have a different width as well (making more then 6 combinations)… you start questioning whether you should have drawn 6 different CAD assemblies/models in the first place rather then use assembly configurations which get extremely messy quickly.
How does one handle this in modelling and drawing environments?