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Drag component in a subassembly

Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor

Hi,

 

How can I use "Drag Component" within an assembly?

 

I got a cylinder and I can drag the piston-rod fine within it's own assembly.

I'm not able to drag it within the main assembly, why is that?

 

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Re: Drag component in a subassembly

Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

You would have to be "editing in place" the cylinder assembly to drag the rod. In a higher assembly the cylinder assembly is considered one component. You could make it (the cylinder assy) an adjustable assembly and assign a variable for the rod extension. That way the rod could have different extensions in different assemblies.

Bruce Shand
ST10 MP7 - Insight - Win10 - K4200

Re: Drag component in a subassembly

Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor

So I will not be able to move it freely in the main-assembly?

I need to split it up and import all the parts into the main-assembly, to make it move like it did originaly? Seems odd.

Re: Drag component in a subassembly

Legend
Legend

you can right-click in the tree, and edit, otherwise it's a set assembly inside another assembly.

Re: Drag component in a subassembly

Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

Hi there @Kenneth......no, just as @bshand suggests, but to elaborate....just Right Click on the sub-assembly name in pathfinder, and mark as adjustable.

 

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Sean Cresswell
Design Manager Streetscape Ltd
Solid Edge ST10 [MP7] Classic [x2 seats]
Windows 10 - Quadro P2000

Re: Drag component in a subassembly

Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor

Perfect! Thanks Sean.