When I add parts to an assembly group they move slightly out of alignment and I have to reset the view to fix. Possible to prevent/fix this?
What do you mean by "assembly group"? Are you updating the whole assembly file in Composer or just merging new parts in? What do you mean by "reset the view"? Are parts just not in their correct position or is it messing up your whole view? If you can attach some screen shots it may help us better advise on how to solve you problem.
Currently on my phone, but see better description below.
In the assembly tree, when I add a new assembly group and then add parts to that groups, some of the parts move slightly out of place. Reset view = going to the views screen and double-clicking, select to not update, to bring the parts back in alignment.
Thanks for your fast reply...
OK, I am not in front of my computer now either but that activity sounds like some sort of bug if it resets itself after you do that. Does this happen on several files or just this particular one? I would make a copy of the file and see if it still acts the same when testing in the copy if it is just this file.
No additional parts were added, all parts were brought as an original assembly.
I understand: you create an assembly und move some parts from other assembly to this. So you change the Overall assembly structure!
First: this has as effect, that you will not be able to update the assembly without Problems. To avoid this it's better to use selection sets!
Back to your problem.
As in reality everthing is relative! If you are sitting in a car, the car is driving and you have no movement relative to the car.
If you create an assembly and move a part into this assembly, this part becomes an new relative System. May be the other assemblys was moved before and they use another local coordinate System. In this case the part orientated itself at this new coordinate System. This effects in a movement.
To avoid this you have to set the neutral position of the assembly (in assembly mode!) and the same to the part.
ist a Little bit difficult to describe and understand, because ist an effect of the relative positions of assembly and part. Therefore you have to change between part-selection-mode and assy-selection-mode.
to set a part to it's neutral Position (not restore) you have to set all properties of the current Situation to neutral!
OK, I came in to the office this morning and see Dirk has your issue explained. I agree with him that your best bet would be selection sets. This is my process as well. I would never manipulate an assembly structure directly in Composer. If you need changes made to the assembly structure I would do this in the original CAD program otherwise as Dirk stated you are asking for update problems in the future.
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