Looking for a way to automate the assembly of a structure. Maybe someone could help me out.
What I want to do.
I am looking to assemble about 2000 Components into an assembly. (All Unique Components) I do not want to do it manual. They are all driven off a pattern of Coordinate system for placement.
What I have tried.
1. I am trying to use PRO PROGRAM but Cant figure out how to make it insert a new part. I can replace parts with pro program but not build a new assembly.
2. I have tried a map key. (Way to manual)
Any Ideas or Pro Program Experts who could help me out?
This is just a wild thought, but maybe you could use an edited trail file? I've not looked at them in ages, but you might try starting a new session, loading your assembly, then inserting one of your components. Then take a look at the trail file (usually trail.txt.#, where "#" is 1, 2, 3, etc.) You might be able to edit it to repeat the insertion command(s) for each of the components you want to load. It'll take a bit of editing, probably, but a macro-capable editor will make it relatively painless.
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Component interfaces support automatic assembly of components. It is more work up front to set up but could possibly enable your Pro/Program approach.
+1 for the Component Interfaces.
We don't "auto assemble" components, but we build completely configurable assemblies with PRO/Program, Family Tables, Interchange Assemblies, Copy/Publish Geometry, Component Interfaces, Execute Statements, etc....all driven by Excel.
Can it be a headache? Yes it can, but in the end we are building more robust assemblies.