I'm trying to get all active parts drawings from my assembly into 1 folder. Is this possible? I've taken a quick look at Pack and Go, but it seems that this takes all drawings that are used in the assembly, active or not.
I would say No - but........
You could try this-
Have a dummy assembly drawing and drop in an indented BOM - that will give you all the parts and assemblies that are used and doesn't count the suppressed items
Could you define your term of "Active" drawings, do you mean to omit obsolete drawings?
When you open an assembly, all child are active but they are in hidden mode.
I have ann assembly with quite a lot of options. Not all options are used every time. Any way to filter out the used parts from the suppressed parts?
hahaha not the answer i hoped to get, but i'l have to live with it and remove them seperatly then. Thanks
Do you use multiple sheet drawings??
The parts that are going to be suppressed, no. They have seperate drawing files. The parts that are Always in use are in a Multi sheet drawing. The plan was to make it all into 1 drawing file with TASK after it was sorted out which files would be in use.
I would consider using a master assembly drawing with all the parts and then doing a save as different files, opening them and deleting the pages that don't apply. Kind of hard to give a good answer when we can't see whats going etc..
i am not allowed to put the hole assembly here, but i have added an printscreen of my assembly and my Design Table.
All the green tabs are sizes and configurations you can change.
For example, ORU87 is linked to the WA30 tab which have, when you combine them, about 100 combinations. Then you will get the headpiece (KST87) which has about 20 different configurations. This is why i can't make an assembly and drawing package for each different assemby. With that comes offcourse the customer specific length, width and height.
I hoped the Pack and Go function would have seen the "in use" parts and only take those drawings, but that did not work out that well hahaha.
I hope i have given enough information with this printscreen. Part sharing is just not an option
You need Drive Works for this, yeah I know exactly what you need, not easy and a lot of assembly work...
I've taken a quick look at it and indeed. It looks like the best solution.Now i'm just wondering if it is worth it to reconfigure all the choices in DriveWorksXpress? The DT is finally working and for the +-30 conveyers we sell a year, i wonder if it is worth the effort of remaking this assembly.
Any idea if it has the possibility to recognise connections within my Design Table?
It is a good question and it depends really on the amount of time you already put in this project, you're probably in it way to deep, but if your company decides to do a new line, then I would recommend getting with your var and get all the help you can in setting up DT..
hahaha yeah, i guess i have been tweeking the Design Table for about 120 hours (includes me learning how to drive an assembly with a DT tho). I'm now at the point it all works like it should.
Guess i keep it in the back of my head for whenever i need to do another of these kind of builds (which i can almost guarantee will happen hahaha)
Yes, use DriveWorksXpress and set up the options there. That way you can have one master and make copies of part/assy/drawing (only which are required)
I've just taken a quick look at the DriveworksXpress and i was wondering if there is an option to change the save direction of the files. Couldn't find anything about it in driveworks itself.
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