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Multiple Assembly "Placement States"

wjamieson
4-Participant

Multiple Assembly "Placement States"

I am wondering if there is a way to set different "Placement States" for one assembly. For example, for a single subassembly, I could have multiple placement sets that would display when placed in different assemblies, and in different drawings. This would help on such items as bolt bags, where the same subassembly (the bolt bag) is used on multiple larger assemblies, but the bolts go into different places on each larger assembly. Thanks for any help~


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TomU
23-Emerald II
(To:wjamieson)

Yes, you can create multiple constraint sets and then even enable and disable these with relations. Optionally you could also create snapshots. If you need to show the different positions on a drawing, snapshots are probably the better solution.

Take a look at these:

https://support.ptc.com/appserver/cs/view/solution.jsp?n=CS46389

Tutorial: Component of a sub-assembly with different constraint sets in one overall assembly

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TomU
23-Emerald II
(To:wjamieson)

Yes, you can create multiple constraint sets and then even enable and disable these with relations. Optionally you could also create snapshots. If you need to show the different positions on a drawing, snapshots are probably the better solution.

Take a look at these:

https://support.ptc.com/appserver/cs/view/solution.jsp?n=CS46389

Tutorial: Component of a sub-assembly with different constraint sets in one overall assembly

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wjamieson
4-Participant
(To:TomU)

The flexibility tutorial worked wonderfully for me!

I have another question... Could I use flexibility to make a component in a subassembly show as included or assembled in different overall assemblies? Thanks for your help.

TomU
23-Emerald II
(To:wjamieson)

I don't think it can change from 'assembled' to 'included' since this is driven by how a component is added to the assembly. Flexibility just changes some aspect of the existing constraints, dimensions, etc.

Maybe others will chime in...

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