A Library part can be anything from Sections to plates and they are used to create projects fast. Different types of parts that can be kept in the library consist of:
- Driving Sketch Components
- Handrailing Components such as stanchions and bends
The philosophy of a library is to have it so that when you choose an item from it, minimal changes are required. Changing 10% or less is faster than starting from scratch.
With SOLIDWORKS parametric behavior, suppression, unsuppression and equations, we have automated a number of the parts to automatically update upon insertion at the attachment to a sketch segment stage.
NOTE: All items in the library have detailed drawings behind them. So when the library item is inserted, its associated detail drawing is copied from the library into the project ready for any quick updates.