I have a large assembly with a number of sub-assemblies within it. One of the sub-assemblies, a robot, has a mate controller. The mate controller results in a number of configurations of the robot, each depicting the robot in a different pose.
The top level assembly was originally saved and checked in to PDM Standard with the robot in pose 1.
I now want to export the top level assembly as a STP file, but with the robot in pose 2.
I have checked out the top level assembly, set the robot sub-assembly from lightweight to resolved and clicked the 'pose 2' robot configuration. A quick rebuild and the model looks the way I want it to. I saved the top level assembly and checked it in to PDM Standard.
I then Save As a STP file and everything looks good.
However, when I open the STP file in eDrawings, the robot has reverted to pose 1. Not what I wanted at all.
What am I doing wrong?
Do I need to check out the robot and save it in pose 2? surely not, I should be able to use a sub-assembly in whichever configuration I want to in a top level assembly without having to change the sub-assembly, as long as the configuration already exists, shouldn't I?
I'm beaten. I need to send this CAD data to the customer today, and I can't create the STP file the way I need to.
SW 2018, SP5