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Routed Tubes in Configurations and Drawings

Question asked by Timothy Armstrong on Feb 1, 2012
Latest reply on Feb 1, 2012 by Timothy Armstrong



I am running SW2012 SP2 and have a question about routed tubes, assembly configurations and 2-D drawings. I have an assembly with three configurations that allow me to place a component at one of three different positions according to what the customer has ordered. I also have a flexible tube (created with routing) that goes from a fixed point to the component that changes position. The tube updates perfectly as I cycle through the three configurations following the component to its new position each time. However, when I place a view of each configuration on one sheet in a drawing the tube does not update correctly. The position of the component is shown correctly in all three views but the tube does not follow.


Attached are some images to help visualize what I have described. Please let me know if there is something I am missing or if this is a shortcoming of SolidWorks.  assy-configs.jpg2D-views.JPG

Yes the drawing views are linked to the correct configurations.


Thanks in advance for any help.