1 Reply Latest reply on Jun 16, 2016 12:33 PM by Logan Burkardt

    Driveworks Xpress ignoring model rules while only running assembly rules.

    Logan Burkardt

      Created a 4 piece assembly (4 frame pieces that make a square window). With a set of rules I would like to resize, suppress/unsuppress features on the models, and suppress a piece of the frame (Suppress top piece to make it easy to insert another window above).


      Where it started going wrong:
      I was able to set rules to resize/suppress/unsuppress features of the frame models with no trouble. Ran several configurations with no issues.


      Next I added a new rule (MenuSelect) so that I can, in creation, select Above/Below to suppress a frame piece and simultaneously re-feature the end cuts to provide a smooth and seamless transition to adding another window on top.


      The Issue: When Suppressing a frame piece, naturally some of the constraints will break due to surfaces no longer being there. To combat this I created planes in the assembly that mimic the distances given to my window frame size and are constrained to the same rule set the height/width of the frame is and constrained the frame pieces to the planes.


      Therefore in theory I should be able to select in my form a:
      36" x 36" window
      Top open

      And I would like it to Change the dimensions/features of each frame piece, suppress the top piece, and move the planes so the frame pieces are aligned at the correct distances.


      After setting up the Planes I ran another instance of the window.
      This is what happens:

      Opens file
      Changes plane distances to the value I typed in (this is the same rule/value that is applied to the frame dimensions)
      Suppresses planes (have no idea why I have no rules tied to the actual plane feature)
      Changes configuration to: Open Top
      Saves file


      The Models are completely ignored and I end up with correctly constrained models but incorrect lengths.


      Basically can anyone tell my why my Driveworks suddenly started running only the assembly edits instead of the model edits as well?

        • Re: Driveworks Xpress ignoring model rules while only running assembly rules.
          Logan Burkardt

          After some digging around, information left out was that the assembly had captured 4 new frame pieces


          1 assembly, 4 models
          4 models were deleted



          Added 4 identical models from backup
          "Uncaptured" deleted models
          Captured new models.


          I'm guessing this had some sort of placebo affect. In essence all the dimensions and features were identically named and built into the rules, but I guess Driveworks was not reading the new captured Models. It is still weird though because I still built new rules and captured dimensions from the cloned parts.


          Anyways I created a new database with the current assembly and models and it works as intended.