Request your inputs on the following 2 queries:
- It is possible to add associative path from neutral and create explode lines after creating the views? I am selectively exploding a large assembly and have forgotten to 'add the associative path from neutral' on a few parts before creating the views, saving the .smg file and shutting down the computer. After restarting the Composer program, I can move/translate the part. However, the explode lines do not show even after selecting the 'create associative path from neutral' option. Does saving a view erase the location of neutral position for a part? How does one add the explode lines in an older view?
- Is it possible to select a set of parts from the Assembly tree using entries from an external Excel table? I am working on a large 3D CAD model with its complete BOM. My client wants me to show views, explode, add call-outs and create BOM table of a smaller assembly. My client specifies the list of parts that form the smaller assembly by an Excel table. Can I use this Excel table to automatically select the required parts from a larger assembly for processing? Today, I have to copy each part number from the Excel table and use the search function in the Assembly tree to find the part. Is there a way of automating this tedious process?
Thanks in advance for any help or suggestions that you may offer.