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Symbol for inactivated assembly

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Hi!

In pathfinder, if I inactivate a part in an assembly, the part symbol becomes gray so I know it is inactivated. However, it is not the case for an assembly, so I see no way of viusally know if the assembly is active or not.

 

I am using ST9.

 

Do you know a way, an option through which I can know the status of an assembly, in an assembly?

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Re: Symbol for inactivated assembly

Gears Phenom Gears Phenom
Gears Phenom

Assemblies are just collectors of parts.  Parts contain the geometry which we choose to activate or inactivate... 

 

The Assy itself cannot be inactivated, but you can in/activate all the parts within an assy from the assy level.

 

 

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

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Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

Hi @Florimond 

 

maybe this is due to an assembly could not be set to inactive.

It only holds the information about the parts in use.

 

But this would best be answered by development.

 

regards
Wolfgang

Betreff: Symbol for inactivated assembly

Pioneer
Pioneer

Hi @hawcad and @Johnson_BigMatt and thank you for your answers.

 

Betreff: Symbol for inactivated assembly

Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

I think it would be useful if the assembly icon went grey when all parts inside are inactive and the inverse when any part inside is active. Then you would know for certain whether all parts are inactive or not.

How useful? Maybe not that much unless inactivating all from the top of a large assembly wastes a lot of time.

Bruce Shand
SE2019 MP5 - Insight - Win10 - K4200

Betreff: Symbol for inactivated assembly

Pioneer
Pioneer

@bshand , Interesting opinion that I share.

 

Some other CAD softwares manage that by first level of item within the asembly. You can inactivate (or "suppress") parts or assemblies that are in the assembly. I am accustomed to this method, it is neither good or bad, just an habit and Solid Edge do it differently.

Betreff: Symbol for inactivated assembly

Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

@Florimond I'm not sure what the difference would be. You can pick an assembly and suppress all parts within it. I'm just referring to the icon going gray if all parts inside the assembly are inactive. Maybe you explain what you mean.

Bruce Shand
SE2019 MP5 - Insight - Win10 - K4200

Betreff: Symbol for inactivated assembly

Pioneer
Pioneer

Your're right @bshand.

The end result is the same.

I would find it more intuitive if the icon turns gray.