Reuse Cable assemblies in different shapes within upper level assembly
This question has been brought up before but the latest thread was from 2015. There was talk that this functionality may be included in CREO versions after 5.0, however I'm currently using 7.0 and I'm not seeing anything that supports reuse of harness assemblies in different shapes.
What I'm trying to do:
Reuse the same harness assembly in multiple locations in our product but with a different routing.
Does anyone know of an elegant way to handle this?
Currently I'm creating multiple harness parts with multiple sets of connectors in the same harness assembly and using flexible assembly to suppress the other routings and connectors when I use the harness. This isn't ideal because anytime the upper level assembly regenerates, the unsuppressed harness parts show as being 'modified' when in reality they were not.
Several years back I did this with family tables which is similar to doing it with flexible modeling. I was varying the harness location points within a family table and then calling out those instances at a family table at the next higher assembly. It worked although not without issues. Sometimes a regen would move the cable to the generic position rather than the instance position.