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Electrical Routing NX10 - Creating associative ports for deformable parts

Experimenter
Experimenter

Hi guys can anyone help with an electrical routing issue I’m having.

I am doing some electrical routing and am trying to make the addition of Insulated crimp rings (small rings you crimp to the end of a cable and then screw down to make the connection) into the harness assembly a little less time intensive. These crimp rings and installed at various angles (sometimes bent to 90degrees 30 degrees, flat...etc).  Regardless of the angle, the crimp rings are all the same.  So what I have been trying to do is create a deformable crimp ring for electrical harness purpose.

 

So far what I have managed to do is create a deformable crimp ring (this works fine), what I’m struggling with is the addition of the fixing ports. When I add the ports (during part qualification) into the peace part and make changes within the peace part it all works fine…e.g. when I change the deformation parameters the model updates as I would expect and the ports realign as I would expect.

 

However, when I insert the component into a harness using either the assembly add component or through electrical routing (think it’s called part add or issue) the deformation aspect works fine but the ports stay in their original positions.

When qualifying a part (creating the ports) I select associative objects (either part of the model or a point in a sketch), and the whole things works fine in the peace part. But when I add it to the harness the ports do not move.

Does anyone have any ideas or has anyone come across this and found a resolution? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

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Re: Electrical Routing NX10 - Creating associative ports for deformable parts

Siemens Valued Contributor Siemens Valued Contributor
Siemens Valued Contributor

Hello Menz,

Can you provide some images of how and when these different angles are used?  

My best though now is to make the ring part deformable, not the crimp/port portion of the part.

 

Doug

Re: Electrical Routing NX10 - Creating associative ports for deformable parts

Siemens Creator Siemens Creator
Siemens Creator

A long time go when I did a task like this, I had to make a port for each deform angle, then make them only appear as required by using a refernce set as well. A dirty solution but it worked. It appears that the deform appears on a new body, and the port is calculated from the original body

Re: Electrical Routing NX10 - Creating associative ports for deformable parts

Experimenter
Experimenter

Hi Doug,

 

Thanks for the reply. I am deforming the clip at the neck of the ring clip i.e. after the crimping section and before the ring clip.  It all works fine as a peace part but as soon as i add it to an assembly the ports do not move inline with the deformation. I've attached a crude image, thanks for your help in advance.

Re: Electrical Routing NX10 - Creating associative ports for deformable parts

Experimenter
Experimenter

Hi,

Thanks for the reply, unfortunatelly I am looking to use the full 0-90 degree range in increments of 1 so what you are suggestiong will be way too much work.  But thanks for sharing

Re: Electrical Routing NX10 - Creating associative ports for deformable parts

Siemens Valued Contributor Siemens Valued Contributor
Siemens Valued Contributor

Hello Menz,

I don't see any image. 

 

Doug