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Smart Explode line - Assembly mode

Smart Explode line - Assembly mode

It would be great to have a smarter line generator when creating Explode State.

In this simple exemple, we can see that it's hard to have a correct result at the first time .

Not easy and really powerfull.

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6 Comments
TomD.inPDX
17-Peridot

Add to that the option to move complete segment rather than just the corner nodes. 

Problem is that you want to maintain that nice 30 degree offset line but you have to eyeball it.

kdirth
19-Tanzanite

At least allow us to flip the connection of the offset line.  The dialog box has the button but is always grayed out.  That is the biggest headache I have with offset lines.  The only way I have found to get it right the first time is to select the end of an axis (not easy with all axis showing in a large assembly).

I can usually get the 30 degree offset line to snap into place if I move the correct end first.

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Status changed to: Acknowledged
 
RobertH
12-Amethyst

For reference to other. The direction of the explode line is depending on which side of the axis you click.

So on the example above, when you click on the bottom end of the axis of the first bolt, the explode line goes down. When you click on the upper side of the axis of the left washer, the explode line goes upwards.

kdirth
19-Tanzanite

The explode line is easier to create correctly when an axis is used.  However. when using a cylindrical surface, as was done in the example, we don't appear to have any control over the direction the line takes.  Orientation of the model, and where all of the clicks are placed may have some impact on the direction of the explode line but I have not been able to come up with a definitive process to get the desired outcome.

RobertH
12-Amethyst

I did not say the issue was solved, I was informing about a workaround 🙂