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Arrangements combined with ref set ?

Creator
Creator

Hi All,

 

Is it possible to combine arrangements with ref sets ?

Or is there a way to do this ?

 

Simple  example : in arrangement A a spring should be in rest position, while in arrangement B the spring should be activated (in case the part file of the sping contains both , rest ad activated position of the spring)

 

I my case, I'm designing an assembly with platic parts, the purpose is to show in different arrangements, different situations of the plastic parts (bended), which will be modelled with global shaping within the same part.

 

Any tips are very much appriciated.

 

Thanks.

 

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Re: Arrangements combined with ref set ?

Siemens Phenom Siemens Phenom
Siemens Phenom

Hi @Emenes,


 

 Is it possible to combine arrangements with ref sets ?

For a component, reference set will remain same irrespective of the arrangement.

 

One workaround you can adopt for this. Add spring part twice to the assembly. 

Arrangement 1 - Suppress one spring component and set reference set of other spring component as it will be under load.

Arrangement2 -  Suppress second spring component and set reference set of other spring as it will be in free position.

Regards,
Ganesh

Re: Arrangements combined with ref set ?

Creator
Creator

Hi Ganesh,

Thanks for you prompt reply.

 

Thank you.

 

 

 

Re: Arrangements combined with ref set ?

Pioneer
Pioneer

Another solution is to use deformable components functionality to represent deformed states of a part

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Re: Arrangements combined with ref set ?

Creator
Creator

 Hi Mascaritas,

 

thanks for your suggestion.

So far I was able to reach my purpose with the proposal of Ganesh, suppressed components,

as the changes I want to visualize are 'global shaping deformation' and not with (basic) features (in which I could play with expressions)

 

thanks anyway !

 

BR

Frederick

Re: Arrangements combined with ref set ?

Pioneer
Pioneer

you could in this case use a "control expression" that toggles the deformation featuregroup on/off

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Re: Arrangements combined with ref set ?

Creator
Creator

you mean with suppres by expression (0 or 1)? 

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Pioneer
Pioneer

Thats it

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Re: Arrangements combined with ref set ?

Creator
Creator

I'll give it a try.

But so far, deadline is coming closer, I will try later on (guess I have to rebuild a bit the model to try this)

thanks anyway !

 

BR

Re: Arrangements combined with ref set ?

Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor

Is it possible to control the deformable part parameters by expresions. I tried but they are blocked. I would like to relate them to measures.