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Adding Backshells after Harness is Flattened

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Adding Backshells after Harness is Flattened

Sequence of Events:

1. Create a 3-D cable in PRO/CABLE.

2. Flatten that cable (create the .mfg file).

3. Go back to 3-D cable and add backshells (routing the cable through a Csys on the backshell, of course),then "Attach to Harness".

4. Reopen the .mfg file.

My Results:

My backshells do not show up. I end up having to delete the old .mfg file and create a new .mfg. Then the backshells show up as expected.

Questions:

1. Anybody else having the same problem with a .mfg file not reflecting the additionof backshells? (And thereby having to create a new .mfg.)

2. Is this behavior "as designed" or am I unaware of a step that needs to be taken in order to have the addedbackshells show up in the original .mfg file?

Thanks for the input!

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Re: Adding Backshells after Harness is Flattened

This is a PTC feature designed to ensure you create the harness correctly the first time and learn to predict all possible design changes after the first flattening.

Re: Adding Backshells after Harness is Flattened

In case you need to attach a new component to already existing mfg you have to do the following:

1. Regenerate the mfg (this will create attach point for the new component)

2. Assemble it as usual connector (Components->Assemble or Assemble All)

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