Make a second configuration in subassembly 1 which has other configuration of item 2. Now insert that in main assembly in same position as instance 1. In animation you can show hide instance of subassembly 1 to reflect the configuration change
If I can ask, what kind of position change is there, can you control those by mates instead?
I rather can't use mates in this case. To get example issue I used fishing example. The position change of sub-assemblies is described below (items has been changed - concept remains the same):
A fishing rod rod with a line and hook... and you catch a fish:
- Whole assembly
- Rod subassembly
*Part of the rod 1 (2 configuration for that item - straight and bent. Top of the rod bends)
*Part of the rod 2
*Part of the rod 3
- Line (2 configurations - Short and long. when you catch a fish line is long, when not line is short)
Now I would like to have animation when I catch a fish and my rod and line animate from config 1 (straight position) to config 2 (fish catch position) together at once and in a smooth movement.
I am not experienced in animations, sorry
I don't fish but I'm sure this is doable with mates. can you share your files to look at?
You cannot animate a configuration change. You can only hide/show parts to get the effect of changing configurations.
In your fishing example, you would not need to change configurations, but have the bend of the rod controlled by a feature or moving part in the assembly file. The rod would be designed in context of the assembly.
So, I am guessing that your scenario can be dealt with, but until you explain what you are really trying to animate, it will be more difficult for us to help.
That makes sense to me. However I can't show or explain you what I'm really animating. Thank you for your answers, I will try to remodel it to be controlled by feature instead configuration