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Drawing of mechanism driven hinge

21-Topaz II

Drawing of mechanism driven hinge

WF2, M220

I have a fab'd piano hinge assy that is built with mechanism constrains so I can open and close the door that it is mounted on.  Now, however, I need to do a drawing of that hinge in it's flat, open state.  The hinge assy pin connection is built with limits that prevent fully opening the hinge, because it will not be able to open that far once assembled.

How do I do my drawing?  Do I need a separate assy for the drawing vs. the upper level assy?

Doug Schaefer

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Doug Schaefer | Experienced Mechanical Design Engineer


I am not running WF2 right now but I believe your objective can be achieved.

It goes something like this.

Open your hinge assembly. Re-set your limit so you can get the hinge to
the fully opened position, create a snapshot and select the icon on the left
side of the snapshot dialogue box that enables it for use in a drawing, give
it a logical name. Resume your limits to your desired settings.

On your drawing create a view and set the view state (explode area), your
saved snapshot should appear.

I have got to run,

Tim McLellan
Mobius Innovation and Development, Inc.

I've never created a snapshot. How is that done?




The icon looks like a hand (at the top). It is typically used for dragging
mechanisms. The snapshot is the collapsed area in the dialog box. Select
the arrow and you will see the options.

Got to run,

Tim McLellan
Mobius Innovation and Development, Inc.

Also, in the drawing, they are treated like "exploded" views... So
create a view, then edit it's properties; "VIEW STATES"... You should
see the snapshots that were created in the drop down list for exploded

Paul Korenkiewicz
FEV , Inc.
4554 Glenmeade
Auburn Hills, MI, 48326-1766