First of all, I want to thanks everyone for their wonderful help. You guys are the best ! I received numerous responses to my original question. Some have been right to the point and some have been quite elaborate. I decided to include all the responses because I though it may be of help to others as well. You may pick up something as well. Once again... Thanks to all.
1. The default rule is now "master rep" instead of "exclude" when you are starting from scratch. To change to an "exclude" default rule, you need to click on the top-level assembly in the model tree.
2. select the items you want then go to view and pick represents and then master, this will do what you want. then go to view, view manager , the master rep will have a + behind it this means that there is not a rep assigned to the current view, RMB and create a new name and walla your rep is created just like you wanted. hope this helps.
4. First you exclude the assembly, then you include any components you want.
5. One thing you can do, Pick the thing that you want, then pick view, representation. I think that is the object-action way to make simplified reps. I don't remember the exact picks and we've gone on to WF3 which is somewhat different.
Also, make sure that you update the reps if you want to save your changes. I do a lot where I pick the rep, click properties, change the rep, then go back to the main list of simplified reps and hit update on the one I just changed.
6. You need to make the DEFAULT option EXCLUDE.
Choose EXCLUDE and select the top-level assembly.
Then choose MASTER and select the components you want.
7. simplified reps work the same way in that you set up a default rule. It's not obvious, but it is simple - create your rep, redefine it, make sure you are in the Exclude tab and then select the top level object in the feature tree. this sets the default rule to Exclude.
8. On the exclude by default, now, create the rep, redefine it and while the exclude tab is active, hit the top-level assembly. Produces that same result as the 2001 sequence you are used to. A note, when creating a new simplified rep in WF2, it becomes a "copy" of your active rep. In the above example, it only works if you are in the master rep. If you are already in a rep that is exclude by default, your new rep will also be exclude by default with the same edits. Takes just a little getting used to, but I like it better than before now that I'm used to it.
9. It's actually easier than in earlier versions (& more user friendly, IMO). Open your view manager than select the simp rep tab. Select new, select default state (which can be changed at will) than state for remaining items. You could do it the opposite way by selecting the item you want in whatever state it needs to be in than select default rule. You can probably do it a couple of other ways as well. I've seen people create them thru the "View>representation" pull down. Whatever works for you. Just watch out for the "DEF" button in the edit tab. That sets the default state for whatever items are selected. It must be toggled to get back to the include tab.
10. Two ways: 1) Create new rep. In Edit Rep menu pick the Exclude tab, than pick the top assembly from the model tree. Sets the default rule to Exclude. Then pick the Include tab and pick the components you want to keep.. 2) Pick the components you want to keep (use control key for multiple selection). Then pick View, Representation, Master rep. They go away. Then open the View Manager and from the Simple Rep tab pick New and give your new rep a name. The second way is great for creating on-the-fly reps that you might not want to save.
11. <<http___www.imakenews.com_ptcexpress_e_article000431101.cfm_x=b5hdl3r,0<br/>,w.pdf>> 12. Within View Manager when you are redefining simplified rep go to exclude tab and select top level assembly in model tree and then select include tab in view manager and pick all components you want either from the screen or model tree.
13. set the default is what it sounds like your try'n to do just select the part name or asm name in the model tree to set it's default rule... tricky...kind of hidden 14. simple as can be you select #exlude and then pick the top level assembly, then master rep and you select component diserd.
15. When you set up the rep from the view manager, select the exclude tab on the edit window, and pick the top level assembly, this essentially changes the default from include to exclude.
16. (screen dumps of icons did not come over in this reply, but they did in the original response) 1. open "view manager" 2. click "New" to create a new rep 3. MMB to accept the given name for the new rep or type your desired name for the new rep and hit "enter" 4. notice that your new rep is now active (marked with red arrow) 5. click on "Properties >>" in the lower left corner of the "view manager" 6. notice that your top assy is marked with this label 7. select from window or / and modeltree the components you want to show exlusively 8. when you now click in the "view manager" from these icons the magic appears: notice that the label of your top assy changed from to notice that the components you want to show exlusively are marked with this label 9. click on "<< List" in the lower left corner of the "view manager" 10. notice that your new rep has added "(+)" at the end of its name. 11. click "update" from RMM to save your changes in your new rep (or just doubble click) This works also the other way round when you want to "not show" some components: You only have to change the clicks in 8. ... when you now click in the "view manager" from these icons the magic appears: notice that the label of your top assy remains notice that the components you want to show exlusively are marked with this label According to this listing it seems to be complicated, but in real life it works really nice.
17. The easiest way I've found to do this is to start with the master rep active and select all the parts you want to include in your new rep. You will have to use [ctrl] select to pick more than one component. If you want to include a subassembly, you can use [rt-button]-Select Parent to pick the next higher assembly once you've picked a component. Once everything is selected, pick View-Representation-Master Rep and all the unselected components will disappear. At this point you have temporarily modified the master rep. This will show on the screen as "SIMPLIFIED REP: Master Rep(+)" in the lower right. The (+) means modified. If you want to save the new rep, go View-View Manager (use the button shortcut). Pick [New], name your rep and hit return. Similarly, you can rep out a few components with the same process except select View-Representation-Exclude. I find this to be a handy way to hide components, even temporarily and it regens faster than "hide". A couple notes: Temporary reps are pretty handy, you can use them for a specific task and then just re-activate the master rep and it goes back to the original configuration. The Select Parent method can cause you problems - if you pick it too many times on the same subassembly you'll end up with the entire assembly selected and have to start over in the selection process. I try to pick subassemblies first for this reason. Finally, it's best to start with the master rep for this process. I've had mixed results starting from another rep.
18. In rep creation, expand the entire model tree, select the very top item and scroll to the bottom. Holding the shift key, select the very bottom item. You now have an "exclude" rep. You can now switch to include and pick the components from the screen, model tree, or use the "find" dialogue. Investigate the "find" tool. Once you overcome how useless it seems at first, it will actually do some amazing things. Using the find tool, you can fairly easily create an "opposite" rep by referring to the attached image for the tab and selection choices. You need to redefine a simplified rep - without activating it. With a different rep active, right-click the opposite rep and choose redefine. Now, when you're redefining the rep, you want to include everything but what is visible. If you need more detail on how to do it, let me know and I'll blather on a bit more.
19. if you have your Sip Rep up you would go to the model tree and then highlight the parts you want to add to your rep, if you have to drill down thru the model tree to only pick 1 or 2 items instead of the whole sub assembly then you pick those, go back to view, representation, master and they will appear on the screen again. then go to the view, view manager, your simplified rep will now have a + sign behind it saying that it has been changed, pick you rep, RMB pick update and there you have it. updated simplified rep.
20. By the way, buttons or mapkeys for View-Representation-Master Rep, View-Representation-Exclude and one to activate the master rep are really handy, especially if you find yourself using temporary reps a lot. As far as redefining to show more components: from the View Manager, [Edit]-Redefine will give you a dialog box with tabs to Include or Exclude other components. The trick is you can't graphically pick additional components, you have to know what you're looking for and pick them from the model tree (or the search tool). In our case, we have a "description" parameter in our models that we can show as a column in the model tree, that gives a little bit better chance of finding the right components. It is much easier to exclude components from an existing rep because they are on the screen and can be picked. So if you know you're going to be creating several reps in increasing complexity, start with the most complex and create the simpler reps by excluding components from that one. (Hope that makes sense.) I don't redefine reps much - I find that I generally just start over from the master rep to create a new rep.
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