auto-explode doesn't work

Pioneer
Pioneer

Not only can I not auto-expode, I cannot save a manual explosion.  The "save configuration" button gets greyed out.  Anyone?

Thanks.

 

Edit: Figured out that you have to click the "display configurations" button, click the saved view, and then "update".  Still haven't figured out the auto-explode problem though.

 

Edit 2: Actually you only have to click the "display configurations" button the FIRST time.  Now I can continuously explode as much as I want and save because the button is ungreyed...

8 REPLIES

Re: auto-explode doesn't work

Phenom
Phenom

Hi,

 

Is your assy imported model or assembled by you?

 

Auto explode doesn't work for imported assy, because it uses assy relationships between surfaces to define exploded direction, etc, but imported assy has no any relationships...

 

BR,  

Imics
http://solidedgest.wordpress.com/

Re: auto-explode doesn't work

Experimenter
Experimenter

I am having the same problem as well, however when I enter the display configurations window, I am not able to create a new configuration, nor am I able to apply the configuration I have been working on because it doesn't have a name.  If I try to create a new one and give it a name, a window appears asking if I want to enter ERA and apply the exploded configuration (I'm already IN the ERA function).  If I say Yes anyway, it doesn't do any good.

 

Yes, we created all of the components of this assembly.  Nothing is imported.

Re: auto-explode doesn't work

Honored Contributor
Honored Contributor

HI @jemull

 

 

 

and which Solid Edge version are You using?

 

 



regards
Wolfgang

Re: auto-explode doesn't work

Experimenter
Experimenter

ST8.  Yes I should have mentioned it....

Re: auto-explode doesn't work

Honored Contributor
Honored Contributor

Hi @jemull

 

 

 

this will be hard to answer due to I have no ST8 up here.

 

Maybe it is a problem with ST8, but I do not remember any similar issues with ST8.

Do You have a Maintenance Pack installed?

 



regards
Wolfgang

Re: auto-explode doesn't work

Experimenter
Experimenter

As far as I know it's up to date, but I will ask IT to look into it.  This problem hasn't happened before, and of the two of us here using Solid Edge, I'm the only one who is having this happen.

 

Thanks for the help though.

Re: auto-explode doesn't work

Honored Contributor
Honored Contributor

HI @jemull

 

 

another point here oculd be:

 

Do You have adequate rights to the files and folders?

 

 



regards
Wolfgang

Re: auto-explode doesn't work

Experimenter
Experimenter

Yes.  We have full write access to all of our CAD files, just no admin permissions to update Solid Edge as needed.