Benefits/drawbacks to creating & using start parts

Question:

Can you explain some of the benefits (and drawbacks if any) to creating and using “start parts”?

(please provide some examples of what a good “start part” should entail)

Bill Phillips, Carrier

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Bill, you know this answer.. I expect you to EMBELLISH after I botch it.

Simply, a Start part should have your company unit settings, accuracy settings, layer settings, parameters that are important. Part Start parts will have different parameters than a SheetMetal start part.

The same can be said for all of your Assembly Start Parts.

Consultants who work with different customers said customers might have standards and templates that they need if you are passing data back to them. It is important to keep these in the respective customer start directories so that you don’t get messed up. Be careful! File your data and templates in a repeatable logical location so that your actions do not overlap with other customers’ standards.

As far as Drawbacks? If you pick the wrong start part, well, I don’t think you can slip the table cloth back under once you have this base settings established/baked into the base parts. ** Don’t pick the wrong start parts!**

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