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Solid Edge 'drag test' to check if a part is fully defined in an assembly??

Innovator
Innovator

Is there a feature or way that exists to drag a component in an assembly to see in which direction it is free to move. This would aid mate selection (similar to SolidWorks)

Regards,

MagRiz
(ST9 User Est 01.18)
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Re: Solid Edge 'drag test' to check if a part is fully defined in an assembly??

Gears Phenom Gears Phenom
Gears Phenom

YES - Drag Component, then be sure to select "Freeform Move" from the command bar.

 

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Dont forget about Command Finder for functionality that has a logical command name...   "Drag" Returned the Drag Component Command, and will also show you where the command is withint he UI!!!

 

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Matt Johnson
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Re: Solid Edge 'drag test' to check if a part is fully defined in an assembly??

Innovator
Innovator
That's perfect thanks. It's quite 'laggy' on my large assembly though...
Regards,

MagRiz
(ST9 User Est 01.18)

Re: Solid Edge 'drag test' to check if a part is fully defined in an assembly??

Phenom
Phenom

MagRiz wrote:
That's perfect thanks. It's quite 'laggy' on my large assembly though...

You can also use the "Flash fit":

- Select a face of a not fixed part and hold the LMB while moving the pointer will result in a linear movement of the part itself

- Press the CTRL key while hold the LMB and moving the pointer will result in a rotation movement of the part itself

 

All of the above respectufully of the free degree of movement left from other relations.

 

And yes in a quite big assembly could became laggy

Re: Solid Edge 'drag test' to check if a part is fully defined in an assembly??

Gears Phenom Gears Phenom
Gears Phenom

One thing to watch out for when using the drag part tool - if there are constraint errors etc. (lightning bolts in the assembly tree) you may not be able to move anything.  That's bitten me on a few occasions.

 

Kyle

Kyle Joiner
IPA LLC
ST10 MP1