I'm having a weird thing here with Component Interfaces. Our flat washer generic has a component interface defined in it, and occasionally, I'm not able to identify when or where, it decides that it has a "criteria mismatch." Here are the steps that cause this to happen (sometimes)
- assemble the flat washer using the component interface, which uses an insert command, then a mate command.
- save & close
-when I open the next level assembly up, then I get this warning:
Component 4716 in assembly 87195 has does not satisfy all criteria of referenced component interfaces. (repeated ad nauseam for a whole bunch of washers)
So I open subassembly 87195, and redefine component 4716, one of the flat washers, and instead of "fully constrained", it says "Critera Mismatch"
So I change the assembly contraints from "Place using interface" to "Place manually" and then it's fine- fully constrained.
This despite the fact that I have not changed any criteria - just changed it from interface to manual.
The biggest issue with this is I've got dozens of these washers in various subassemblies, and ever time I do anything in the top level drawing, even just zooming it, it cycles through all those warning messages in the message window before I can do anything.
So I guess I have two questions:
1) why am I getting a criteria mismatch? There's nothing wrong with the way its assembled, if I can change it to manual placement & have it be fine, correct? Or am I missing something?
2) is there anyway to have it not slow me down in the top level assembly without having to go through my subassy's & redefine all my flat washers? The really weird thing is that it doesn't affect the assembly where the washers are actually assembled - just the upper level assembly.
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