Sometimes our customers will request LED lights instead of the default incandescent on our trailers. To facilitate this, we have a Component Interface in both the LED light and the original to speed up assembly - both models simply assemble to a coordinate system origin in the mounting grommet. I thought it would be nice to further speed this up by relating the two models with an Interchange Assembly. It's been years since I've used these, so I'm hoping you all can help me figure out what I'm doing wrong.
I added the two lights to my interchange assembly and added a reference tag for the coordinate system origins. So far, so good.
When I went to swap out the light in the trailer, I got the following error message:
"Component Interface missing, continuing placement will cause interface to be removed. Yes/No"
So I choose yes, then the component assembly dashboard pops up, and it says fully constrained, so all I have to do is MMB and it completes. So it's two more mouse clicks per light. No big deal, but we have at least 13 lights per trailer, so I'd like to eliminate that.
A little bit more background: the two lights are identical, except for parameters - one was duplicated from the other, so they do both have the same component interface, even and the names of the component interface are the same. (I know, I know, we probably should have made them instances of a family table, but here we are).
Am I missing a step that would allow me to eliminate this error message?
Lyle, I believe this is caused when the original part was "placed using interface" instead of placed manually. If the part was placed manually you don't get the error. Please let me know if you get a good answer because we would like to know also.
Say Donald stated below the message is because the first component has a component interface (Insert -> Model Datum -> Component Interface) and the second one doesn't. Add the same interface to the second component and you will stop getting the message.
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