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activate and suppress a group by relations

MichaelOry
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activate and suppress a group by relations

Hello,

I have an assembly which is flexible (dedicated to other assemblies). I call this assembly "master".

My master is variable in the three dimensions and I want to activate or suppress a group if the depth of my master is < 550.

Which is the good operator to do that?

I tested this one but it failed (!) :

if(Profondeur:0) < 550
ID [2629] = false
ID [3290]= true
else
ID [3290]= false
ID [2629]=true
endif

is there someone to help me?

Thank you


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Re: activate and suppress a group by relations

I would explore the Pro/PROGRAM functionality, which can do exactly what you want to do. It's more involved than just writing relations the way you have; the appropriate conditional logic has to be embedded in the background program for the part or assembly in question, but it's not difficult and can be very powerful. Briefly, you end up using your IF...ENDIF conditions to bracket the sections of the (already created in the background) Program which start with Add Feature (or Add Component) and end with End Add. There's more to it than that, though, and more than can be easily covered in one of these forum responses.

Re: activate and suppress a group by relations

Hello David,

My topic description wasn't complete enough...

I know that ProProgram can be used for that problem but i don't want to use it because there's absolutely no way to know if Pro/Program is used in a part or an assembly, even in PDMLink. More of it, my team isn't very at ease with ProE now, so I don't want to blow their mind with notions of Pro/Program.

the right question is : which is the good operator to suppress and re-activate a group of parts or assembly in relations? (or even, is it possible?)

thank you

Re: activate and suppress a group by relations

I'm sorry to say that it's not possible, as far as I know; Pro/PROGRAM is really the only direct place to turn entire features and components on and off. Any chance you can use a Family Table for what you want to do?

Re: activate and suppress a group by relations

In managing assembly I recommend to use ProProgram.

1. Create a new parameter that clearly defines the required object for suppression.
For example, parameter SUPPRESSED_GROUP (YES / NO)

2. In the relation is necessary to define:

IF (Profondeur: 0) <550

SUPPRESSED_GROUP=YES

ELSE
SUPPRESSED_GROUP=NO
ENDIF

3. In the ProProgram find objects that you wish to manage and write for example:

....

if SUPPRESSED_GROUP=NO

ADD SUBASSEMBLY MY_GROUP
INTERNAL COMPONENT ID 2629
END ADD

END IF

....

if SUPPRESSED_GROUP=NO

ADD PART MY_GROUP_2
INTERNAL COMPONENT ID 3290
END ADD

END IF

....

Best Regards,
Vladimir Palffy

Re: activate and suppress a group by relations

OK, so I don't have the choice.

I must use the ProProgram.

Thank you

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