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Can't find coordinate system when using Part Copy.

Creator
Creator

Hi,

I have made a new coordinate system in my part. I have to use this to orient the part when using "Part Copy", but I can't find the new coordinate system in the dropdown-list "Coordinate system". Previously I found it in the list, but now it's gone.

 

I've tried with multiple parts, but it's only "Base" in the list.

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Re: Can't find coordinate system when using Part Copy.

Gears Honored Contributor Gears Honored Contributor
Gears Honored Contributor

Hi @Kjetil

 

I am not able to recreate the problem using ST8

What version of Solid Edge are you using ?

Is it in the synchronous or ordered environment.

Can you show a screen-shot of the part-copy parameters dialog ?

 

Re: Can't find coordinate system when using Part Copy.

Creator
Creator

Hi @Tushar,

I am using ST8.

 

Please see the screenshots.

You can see the new coordinate system on the bottom in "Part".

But I can't find it in the dropdown-list in Part Copy.

Re: Can't find coordinate system when using Part Copy.

Gears Honored Contributor Gears Honored Contributor
Gears Honored Contributor

Just curious, why is the file name striked out ?

Is it happening with just this part or other parts or a new part ?

Try restarting Solid Edge; Beyond this I have no clues why this could be happening.

 

Re: Can't find coordinate system when using Part Copy.

Creator
Creator

I'm working with product development. I saw the file name could reveal to much Smiley Happy

Yes, its happening with all files.

 

Thanks for trying!

Re: Can't find coordinate system when using Part Copy.

Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

Hi @Kjetil

 

 

You have done it the wrong way!

 

For me it seems as if You have created the coordinate system in the part which should be imported (copied)

Those coordinate system will not be shown during Aprt Copy

 

You have to define the coordinate system in the new part and those can be used for placing the part copy.

 

The other way round doesn't make to much sense, if considering a muliple placment of the same copy on different positions.

 

So the wanted position (coordinate system) have to be defined in the new part and not in the old parts.

 

 

regards
Wolfgang

Re: Can't find coordinate system when using Part Copy.

Creator
Creator

Hi @hawcad,

 

That make sense! Thanks!

Re: Can't find coordinate system when using Part Copy.

Gears Honored Contributor Gears Honored Contributor
Gears Honored Contributor

Good thinking and assessment @hawcad

I never saw it that way. When troubleshooting I always think the system is going wrong and never assume that user might be doing something wrong which is wrong Smiley Happy

Yes, the CoordSys should be in the current part  where the other part is being placed and not in the incoming part.

 

Re: Can't find coordinate system when using Part Copy.

Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

HI @Kjetil

 

 

so this issue is solved, isn't it?

 

 

regards
Wolfgang

Re: Can't find coordinate system when using Part Copy.

Creator
Creator

Hi @hawcad
I have accepted your previous post as the solution, but I have another question:
When importing a parasolid the coordinate system is way off. How can I move the coordinate system to a spesific spot? (I have to move and turn the coordinate system.)