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Part Copy Placement

Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor

Is there any way to place where the part copy goes when being placed inside a new part?  The part copy always seems to be placed with the coordinate system exactly overlaying the system that is in place in the new part.  This is kind of a pain when creating objects for subtraction, as in a mold cavity.  I have taken to placing the part positive in a blank assembly, deleting the ground relationship and then driving the part to where I need it with offsets.  I then can place the part copy of this assembly in my part.  Seems like kind of a ridiculous workaround, and I was wondering if there was an alternative.

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Re: Part Copy Placement

Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

Are you inserting the part copy as a new body? If so, you can manipulate the body with the steering wheel. If in synchronous.

Bruce Shand
ST10 MP10 - Insight - Win10 - K4200

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Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

Hi @mdamson

 

 

nothing easier than this!

 

Create coordinate sytems before placing a part copy.

 

In the insert form You also will find an option for a different coordinate system to place to.

So You can create Your mold nestings as You like it.

The base coordinate system only is in use if there is no other to take

regards
Wolfgang

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Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

Hi @mdamson

 

 

 

and here is a picture from what I mentioned before:

 

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regards
Wolfgang

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Siemens Legend Siemens Legend
Siemens Legend

For cases like this I use Assembly to position the components and then subtract them from the target part.

For Sync Models this does not create the link.

For ordered models you can maintain the link or break it if you do not want to keep up with interpart links.

 

Hope this helps.

 

Thanks,

 

Art

 

 

 

 

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Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor

Thanks for that.  Works pretty slick.

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Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

If in Ordered, use Move Faces and use the Body option... Move it to where you want it.  Not as easy as using the Steering Wheel UI.

 

Maybe somebody will see fit to upgrade the Move/Rotate Faces commands to use the Steering Wheel and make it consistent with the similar move/rotate face operations in Synch...



Ken
Production: ST10 MP9, Testing: SE 2019
http://Grundey.blogspot.com

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Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

Or better yet, support associative part copies in Synch Smiley LOL



Ken
Production: ST10 MP9, Testing: SE 2019
http://Grundey.blogspot.com

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Phenom
Phenom

Hi Edgers,

 

I am relatively new to Sync and I am looking for an answer how to update the link in Part Copy file created in Sync?

 

part copy.png

what I want to achieve is to replace the links.

 

thanks,

Arek

 

 

 

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Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

Hi @arekkul

 

 

 

the sad answer is, that in Sync mode any Part Copy is not associative to the original part.

This only can be done with an Ordered Part Copy, but not with the Sync.

 

So to "update" this copy You just have to insert another copy of the new part and replace the old one with it.

 

 

regards
Wolfgang