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Variables in Assembly

Phenom
Phenom

Hello The Masters,

 

Would you please to tell me whether there are some options to use variables in assblies, I mean, I would like to control for example two doors dimensions, but every door is placed in different subassembly located in one assy.

 

picture attached,

 

Thanks,

Arekdoor.png

13 REPLIES

Re: Variables in Assembly

Gears Honored Contributor Gears Honored Contributor
Gears Honored Contributor

Hi @arekkul

 

Have you tried using Peer Variables ?

This will enable you to control Part variables from within the top-level assembly.

 

Tushar

 

Re: Variables in Assembly

Phenom
Phenom

Hi Tushar,

 

thank you for a quick reply,

 

no I haven't. Basically I do not know hopw to use it ;-)

 

Would you give me a quick instruction please ?

 

Thank you.

 

Arek

Re: Variables in Assembly

Phenom
Phenom

Hi,

 

Is this what you are looking for?

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HFf-fSxw-Kw

 

It's an introduction on how to use the peer variables commande inside a solid edge assembly to link two parts (inter-part association)

 

Yasser

Re: Variables in Assembly

Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

https://docs.plm.automation.siemens.com/data_services/resources/se/109/se_help/en_US/selfPacedExt/xi...

 

That also may be of some help.

Bruce Shand
SE2019 MP4 - Insight - Win10 - K4200

Re: Variables in Assembly

Honored Contributor
Honored Contributor

What I do for things like this:

 

I work compelatly in ordered

I create planes that represent the nominal dimensions of each "thing" in your case, doors.

Then I create sketches for each part starting with includes from the planes. Make shure all of the details are relative to the first included lines from the planes.

All assembly driven parts & sheet metal. They have to be created in context of the assembly. When you start each part, Turn off the parts planes and make sure only use includes from the Assembly planes

 

To keep track of the variables, Highlight each assembly plane with the variables open, that variable highlights. Rename the plane and the variable the same.

 

When complete, if you move one plane, everyting relative to it re-sizes.

 

Here is a Vid I did long about that was made to show now this realted to bend tables, but it shows the concept. 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4b2w5ZAa7w

 

Re: Variables in Assembly

Gears Honored Contributor Gears Honored Contributor
Gears Honored Contributor

Hi Arek:

 

Here are a couple of videos that I like the most:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GlgfuV6mLls
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HIDVOMefEeE

 

~Tushar

 

Re: Variables in Assembly

Phenom
Phenom

Thank you Guys for your effort.

 

That's very useful.

 

Regards,

 

Arek

Re: Variables in Assembly

Creator
Creator

Hi Mr.@Tushar 

 

Is it possible to access assembly variables while editing a part in place? I use "Peer Variables" as you mentioned before. I can access other parts' variable lists by clicking their names at pathfinder but I can not reach assembly level variable table. Only way I can get it right is to close editing the part and turn back to top level assembly. That would be nice to reach assembly level variables from active part.

 

Best regards.

 

Baris

Re: Variables in Assembly

Gears Honored Contributor Gears Honored Contributor
Gears Honored Contributor

Hi @barmert 

 

That doesn't seem like a possibility or at least do not know a trick to achieve what you have described.

 

Regards,

Tushar