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  • crazygringo 2:27 am on February 18, 2009 Permalink |
    Tags: configurations, drawing views   


    Is there a way of changing the configuration in a detail view, without changing it on the parent view?

    • MarkKaiser 5:56 am on February 18, 2009 Permalink

      No, I don’t think there is. You could workaround it by creating another view to derive your detail from, then hiding this parent view, but you’d still have to create a detail circle in the displayed parent view.

    • crazygringo 6:35 am on February 18, 2009 Permalink

      mmm, just as I thought.
      I will have to create a seperate view and sketch on a detail circle.


  • Alan 12:16 pm on February 2, 2009 Permalink |
    Tags: , configurations,   

    I have several assemblies with two configurations. The only difference between the two configurations is that there are a few parts with a different configuration. Is there a way to apply the same exploded view to the second assembly without having to do it manually a second time?

    • JeffM 12:31 pm on February 2, 2009 Permalink

      If I remember correctly, you should be able to drag/drop the first exploded view into the second configuration. Naturally you’ll end up with some errors, but it should be quicker.

    • Alan 1:34 pm on February 2, 2009 Permalink

      When I try that in the Config Manager, I just get the circle with the diagonal line indicating that I can’t do that.

    • MarkKaiser 1:50 pm on February 2, 2009 Permalink

      It’s just finicky. Try dragging the exploded view above the config name you want to copy to, that’s how it’s working for me in 09. You need to have the config active that you are copying the exploded view from also.

    • Alan 2:18 pm on February 2, 2009 Permalink

      I’m running SW09SP2, and here is what I am trying,

      Config A
      Config A exploded
      Config B

      With Config A exploded open/active, lmb (or rmb) drag down to Config B, circle with diagonal line.

    • MarkKaiser 3:01 pm on February 2, 2009 Permalink


      I’m not sure why it isn’t working for you. I get the circle with diagonal line, then when I drag it somewhere it can copy, it changes to a down and to the left arrow with a small plus sign next to it. Then it copies. If you’re dragging down (in the config tree), it may look like it’s dropping another copy under the active config, but it’s actually dropping a copy under the config below it.

    • Alan 6:49 am on February 3, 2009 Permalink

      I must have been moving my cursor too fast and didn’t see the left arrow. Thank you.

  • Alan 1:48 pm on January 21, 2009 Permalink |
    Tags: configurations, exploded views,   

    In an assembly I created a sub-assembly. In this sub-assembly I have a plate with components on both sides. I have saved this sub-assembly outside of the original assembly so that I can create an exploded view for a drawing.

    I would like to have a front and back configuration to have exploded drawings of each side. For the front config I have everything mated properly, but when I try to change the mates for the back config, the front config will then use the back config mates.

    What I am trying to accomplish is to have the front view aligned with the origin, and the back 180deg about the right plane.

    • CBL 5:37 pm on January 21, 2009 Permalink

      I don’t think I’m fully understanding the problem.

      You don’t need to change mates in order to create exploded views.

      Can you post images or the zipped assy?

    • Alan 6:55 am on January 22, 2009 Permalink

      I want to be able to have nice isometric views of the front and back of the plate for the drawings. With 2 configurations I would be able to have 2 seperate exploded views, one for the front side, and one for the back side.

    • admin 8:08 am on January 22, 2009 Permalink

      Ahhhh I think I see what is going on here. You do not have to re-create the mates and make configs to get a backwards iso view you can just make new iso angles with this macro and change the view in the drawing to one of the newly created views from the macro…


    • JeffM 8:14 am on January 22, 2009 Permalink

      Instead of creating different configs, just create an “opposite iso” view. Start with your back view. Hit the space bar single click on ‘Front’. Click on ‘Update standard view’. Double-click on ‘Iso’ view. Click on new view and name the current view “Reverse ISO”. Click on reset standard views. Now, you’ll have your normal views plus your new view.

    • CBL 10:47 am on January 22, 2009 Permalink

      I understand now. Yes, you will need to create another config to be able to create a separate Explode under each. But you do not need to create new mates just to rotate the assy; The methods Ben and Jeff suggest will create the views which can be called into the drawing. The config can then be specified for that view.

    • Alan 12:21 pm on January 22, 2009 Permalink

      Thanks Jeff, this did work, and I still had to create a new config in order to create a different explode off of the back.

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