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

Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor

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
Solid Edge Certified Professional
Solid Edge 2019 (SEEC) - Production
NX12 (Tc Integration)
Teamcenter 10.1.7

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

Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor
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??

Gears Phenom Gears Phenom
Gears 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??

PLM World Member Phenom PLM World Member Phenom
PLM World Member 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