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"edit" available in component right-click menu

ccarrillo
1-Newbie

"edit" available in component right-click menu

I know I've done this before but I can't remember how I did it. I even have a part assembled in this way but I can't seem to re-create it.

I have an assembly with some small parts in it that I want to be able to move around freely (translate and rotate). On the compenent that was assembled a while back, I can right click on the component and there is "edit" (right above "edit definition") and when I click that I can update x, y, z directions and x, y, z angles. But when I assemble another component (same exact part), I don't get the "edit" option in the right-click menu.

What am I missing?


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When a component has the FIXED constraint, it will allow you to edit placement and orientation.

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TomU
23-Emerald II
(To:ccarrillo)

The one component is probably assembled with "offset" constraints and the other is assembled using "coincident" constraints. Go into edit definition for the placement and look at each constraint.

ccarrillo
1-Newbie
(To:TomU)

Thanks for trying, but it's not that. The original one is assembled using just one csys "coincident" constraint.

When a component has the FIXED constraint, it will allow you to edit placement and orientation.

fix.jpg

fix2.jpg

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That worked, thanks. Odd thing is, the one that was placed before is assembled with a csys coincident constraint, not fixed, but it also has the edit ability. Perhaps it was assembled in wildfire and there's some "grandfather" thing going on.

In any case, "fixed" works, so I'm happy. Thanks!

That might have been a coordinate system constraint created "on the fly".

TomU
23-Emerald II
(To:ccarrillo)

It almost sounds like you are editing the CSYS placement instead of the component placement... Maybe change one of the values and then see if the CSYS moved.

TomU
23-Emerald II
(To:TomU)

Actually, Steve is correct. The first one must be fixed.

TomU
23-Emerald II
(To:TomU)

This is pretty cool. Fix seems like it could be much more useful with the underlying placement dimensions now exposed.

StephenWilliams
22-Sapphire III
(To:TomU)

Fix is actually infinitely flexible.

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