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How to make a component interface work with restricting external references?

jreiter
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How to make a component interface work with restricting external references?

Hello,

 

I would like to use component to component interface for placing parts in an assembly. In the same time, I would like to restrict the external allowed referencing to Publish Geometry only. I did add the needed references (Coordsys) to the PG, but this did not help. When I share "All" in the external reference Control, it is working.

 

How can I do both? Restrict people referring the part and in the same time use a interface to interface placing?

 

Thanks for your help.

 

Jonas

 

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Re: How to make a component interface work with restricting external references?

Hi, 

 

Have you tried editing the config.pro option for interfaces? There are a lot of settings here, some specifically are - "default_comp_geom_scope"s, "default_geom_scope". Some of these may give you the control you are looking for: 

 

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If this doesn't give you the control you want, another thing you can do is add filters/rules to the component interface definition - so that the interface only allows you to select from publish geoms. If you want it to be interface-to-interface, you could edit these filters to be more advanced as well.

 

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Let me know if you need any additional help, I'd be happy to walk you through some of the configurations & possibilities.

 

Also, if you're interested, we actually offer a product to help standardize/automate some of these steps and configurations - https://cadactive.com/products/autointerface/

 

Thanks, 

James Sullivan

President & Founder

CadActive Technologies

www.cadactive.com

 

 

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