Moving Componenets & Mating Faces - Urgent!

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Hi

I am a fairly new user to Solid Edge, and am struggling to move components with respect to each other.
I have drawn up a dozen or so components in individual files, and now have opened all of these as one assembley, but instead of having all components scattered around the screen, I need to move each one to 'build' my assembly.
When I grab one and move it, all components move. I guess there is some relationship which I need to supress/turn off, but I can't seem to find this.

Any help would really would be greatly appreciated!
2 REPLIES

Re: Moving Componenets & Mating Faces - Urgent!

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You shouldn't be moving the components. You need to be assembling the
components.
Select a part within your assembly file and go to the Ribbon Bar. There
is a command icon called Assemble. This will build assembly
relationships like: mate, align, connect, etc. that you will use to
"move" the parts around the assembly.
Also, one of your parts should be assembled to the global planes or
grounded (another type of assembly relation). This will keep your
assembly from floating around in space.
--Scott

On 1/12/2012 3:16 AM, tamlins@lsbu.ac.uk wrote:
> Hi
>
> I am a fairly new user to Solid Edge, and am struggling to move
> components with respect to each other.
> I have drawn up a dozen or so components in individual files, and now
> have opened all of these as one assembley, but instead of having all
> components scattered around the screen, I need to move each one to
> 'build' my assembly.
> When I grab one and move it, all components move. I guess there is some
> relationship which I need to supress/turn off, but I can't seem to find
> this.
>
> Any help would really would be greatly appreciated!
>
>

Re: Moving Componenets & Mating Faces - Urgent!

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Hi,
Best thing to do is to follow the assembly tutorial(s)... built into Solid
Edge
Push the purple ? button right hand upper corner, this will bring up help,
scroll down to learning tools and select "Solid Edge Tutorials", this will
bring up a new screen, select one of the assembly tutorials like "building a
Slider Assembly" etc. this will take approx. 20-30 minutes... and will help
you a lot.
We train 3-4 inters per year and I always will let them start with these
tutorials and than the "Solid Edge Self-paced Training", after 6-7 days the
are able to use solid edge and can start the "real deal" with simple stuff,
and than progress from that point.
Kind Regards,
Jan Bos
http://www.geha-holland.nl/contact.html



"Scott Wertel, P.E." wrote in message
news:4f0ee418@dnews.industrysoftware.automation.siemens.com...
> You shouldn't be moving the components. You need to be assembling the
> components.
>
> Select a part within your assembly file and go to the Ribbon Bar. There
> is a command icon called Assemble. This will build assembly relationships
> like: mate, align, connect, etc. that you will use to "move" the parts
> around the assembly.
>
> Also, one of your parts should be assembled to the global planes or
> grounded (another type of assembly relation). This will keep your
> assembly from floating around in space.
>
> --Scott
>
>
> On 1/12/2012 3:16 AM, tamlins@lsbu.ac.uk wrote:
>> Hi
>>
>> I am a fairly new user to Solid Edge, and am struggling to move
>> components with respect to each other.
>> I have drawn up a dozen or so components in individual files, and now
>> have opened all of these as one assembley, but instead of having all
>> components scattered around the screen, I need to move each one to
>> 'build' my assembly.
>> When I grab one and move it, all components move. I guess there is some.


>> relationship which I need to supress/turn off, but I can't seem to find
>> this.
>>
>> Any help would really would be greatly appreciated!
>>
>>