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What if you have a complex assembly with numerous bolted connections? Each hole/nut has been defined as threaded – still a hard interference is detected. Is there no way for the system to ignore this? And to ignore mated pairs doesn’t seem like a good solution. Thanks.
I brought your question to one of the NX Product Managers. Here is what he said:
Depending on the complexity of the assembly this can be a difficult challenge.
One suggestion would be to create multiple clearance sets and perform the clearance analysis in multiple steps/stages/areas. For each of these clearance sets you could define a two collections: 1 collection contains all the parts with threaded holes & shafts that interfere by design and 1 collection for the other parts in the area.
Another suggestion would be to define Exceptions (Excluded Pairs) but I assume the comment about “mated pairs” indicates you don't think this is a good solution. I’m assuming “mated pairs” equals Excluded Pairs. I would suggest this capability be given a serious evaluation because the system can auto generate the Excluded Pairs based on a set of components selected or based on subassemblies.
I hope that helps!
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