In an assembly file I have used different configurations to show several positions on my product. How can I track the mate/s that is impacting a specific configuration?
In the mates list on the feature manager design tree on your very first config,
select the first mate,
press shift A,
select the last mate,
right mouse click on any selected mate and a pull down menu will show.
On this menu you will see "Add to new folder".
All the mates for that config will be in that new folder in the feature manager design tree.
You can rename this folder to suit your config.
If you already have the configs, suppress all the configs except one, Select all mates in black and add to new folder.
Do the same with the other configs.
a couple of suggestions that may not help for what is already done but could help for the future:
In some case the same mates can be used for multiple configurations- just change the number for the disance or angle for each config.
Also, mates can be renamed to corespond with the configuration it's used in.
Thanks for your responses,
I'm aware of the functionality that you both mentioning, howewer I miss a functionality that is the opposite of "configure mate". I was hoping for some sort of right click function on the configuration and direct accessing the mates that impacts it.
I mean the relationship is there, but its not accessible.
I agree that with proper planning of the design and grouping and naming of mates is always the best, but this is not happening if you not introduce a strong method regime on how your design is carried out.
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