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Explode Lines Thru All

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Explode Lines Thru All

All,

I should know this by now. But I guess I have always dodged it and had another way to show things in orthographic section views.

I want to show explode lines in line with how they are assembled.

For example, the "red" drawn in line I show in my attachment.

I am getting the resulting "blue" line currently. It's for another screw...but you get my meaning?

How to I get the "red" result? Essentially the explode line tool asks for a beginning and an end. I need in a location in between as well.

I see an edit explode line ability....which leaves me clueless. I can drag the lines only?

Please help. So I can be the master of exploded line work.

Thanks,

WayneF

CREO 3.0 M020

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Re: Explode Lines Thru All

The easiest way is to add 2 explode lines, bolt to bracket & bracket to part.

You will also need to add some jogs to the line.  Select the line, select Edit Explode Line from right click menu, add 2 jog nodes by right clicking on the line and selecting add jog from menu.  You can now drag these nodes around to get the path you want.


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Re: Explode Lines Thru All

I have just noted...that if the component is constrained using the hole, it will follow the hole. But in my case I have many holes and only 1 set of constraints.

Re: Explode Lines Thru All

No Master Exploders out there?

Re: Explode Lines Thru All

The easiest way is to add 2 explode lines, bolt to bracket & bracket to part.

You will also need to add some jogs to the line.  Select the line, select Edit Explode Line from right click menu, add 2 jog nodes by right clicking on the line and selecting add jog from menu.  You can now drag these nodes around to get the path you want.


Creo is an endless adventure: Always more to learn.

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Re: Explode Lines Thru All

  Wayne,

  Use the 2 line method as Kevin suggested but pick the AXIS of each hole or bolt rather than their surfaces.  The offset lines will have the jogs you want.  I do this all the time and don't remember ever having to drag those around after the fact.  Only tricky thing is, you have to pay attention to which end of the axis you select...see attached

Re: Explode Lines Thru All

Kevin,

That thought occurred to me to go 1 to the next, stop...then to next....(piggyback).

WORKS! See explode_1by1.PNG

I guess I had it in my head that the edit function would deal with this.

Thanks so much! I see there is a level of finesse here with moving the lines. I had some lines not want to move and snap back. But if I adjusted the placement of the component the problem went away.

One thing I want to note...before I did the piggyback method I was getting warning when attempting to move lines. See jog1.PNG

Not sure what the warning meant.

Wayne

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Re: Explode Lines Thru All

I'm on board! Thanks Tracy! Yeah I agree with the "correct axis".

Re: Explode Lines Thru All

The line like to "snap" to 90 degree corners.  Sometime I have to move one end an exaggerated amount to move the other end a small amount and then bring the first end back, where it will "snap" into a 90 degree position.

I am not sure what the warning is.


Creo is an endless adventure: Always more to learn.

Re: Explode Lines Thru All

Cool. I at least have a method to the madness. Thanks again!

Re: Explode Lines Thru All

I agree that using the axis is sometimes necessary to get the lines to route in the correct direction.

The red highlighted line below is what I get before adding jogs.  Adding jogs gets me the blue line that , to me, looks better for a tight fitting joint.  I have a similar offset explode line on the other side.

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