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Adjustable part in an adjustable assembly doesn't work well in ST8

I have an adjustable assembly that contain an adjustable part.

I'm pretty sure that it was working well in ST7.

I recently needed it and it doesn't work with ST8.

 

What is your experience with it ?

 

Thanks

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Re: Adjustable part in an adjustable assembly doesn't work well in ST8

Mine works fine with MP7.  Did you measure the distance and all and set the right things?

Owner: Scott Lester Drafting & Design
Designer: Rotork Instuments

Re: Adjustable part in an adjustable assembly doesn't work well in ST8

I use adjustable parts occasionally and they seem to work.

Maybe you could upload the part?

Bruce Shand
ST9 MP8 - Insight - Win10 - K4200

Re: Adjustable part in an adjustable assembly doesn't work well in ST8

809020283-C.par is the adjustable part

809020283.asm is the adjustable asm that contain the adjustable part

if you move\rotate 809020283-A.par and 809020283-B.par together you will notice that 809020283-C.par will adjust as expeceted

 

Test.Asm contain 809020283.asm marked as adjustable

809020283-A.par and 809020283-B.par are relationed in the destiantion position

Note that 809020283-C.par doesn't adjust as expected.

 

I'm pretty sure this was working in ST7, unfortunately I can't test it anymore due to file update and switch to ST8.

 

I know it's an "extreme" use of the adjustable thing but hey I wont be limited by the software specially when I was not in previous version.   :-)

 

Re: Adjustable part in an adjustable assembly doesn't work well in ST8

I don't really understand what you intend and how you change the assembly.

Also, I don't see the variable "update" in 809020283-C driving anything.

Bruce Shand
ST9 MP8 - Insight - Win10 - K4200

Re: Adjustable part in an adjustable assembly doesn't work well in ST8

809020283.asm is a differential pressure transmitter and it is a commercial component.

809020283-C.par is a "flexible" copper tube, in this way you can position 809020283-A where you need.

 

In test.asm you have 2 "base part.par" that simulates the 2 point where we want to read the differential pressure.

So you make 809020283.asm adjustable and place 809020283.par in the high pressure point and 809020283-A.par in the low pressure point; then you notice that 809020283-C.par doesn't adjust as expected.

If you open 809020283.asm alone and move 809020283-A.par you will notice that 809020283-C.par adjust correctly.

 

update variable doesn't change anything, it is just needed to keep the part adjustable.

 

 

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Accepted by topic author Fiorini
‎06-20-2016 02:44 AM

Re: Adjustable part in an adjustable assembly doesn't work well in ST8

[ Edited ]

Maybe I found the solution.
I need to connect the "update" variable to something in the adjustable part to fire a correct update of the adjustable part.
So i have added a formula like 20+(update*0) that in fact does nothing but force update the adjustable part.

 

Thanks Bruce you have made me think about the workaround to force update.

Re: Adjustable part in an adjustable assembly doesn't work well in ST8

[ Edited ]

So does it work now? I pointed out the variable "update" because it has to "do something" since it's defined as the adjustable part driving variable.

Edit: I still don't get how you change the assembly but if it works, it works.

Edit2: If you wouldn't mind please attach a video of how you use this adjustability. I and others might learn something.

Bruce Shand
ST9 MP8 - Insight - Win10 - K4200