1 Reply Latest reply on Feb 4, 2014 5:26 AM by Matthew Collins

    DriveWorksXpress suppressing individual parts and mates in a assembly

    Joshua Boone

      Hello, I've been working on using DriveWorksXpress to automate our process of model creation.

      I'm having a problem with suppressing or unsuppressing individual instances of a part / sub-assembly or mates pertaining to differnt configurations of the same part.


      My example would be I have a basic truck body platform and it has stirrup steps on the sides and I want to be able

      to specify if it's on the right and/or left side or even no step.


      So far I can suppress or unsuppress the file itself by changing the file name rule.


      Typically I would put two copys of the step, one on each side and suppress or unsupress them individually as needed in the assembly.




        • Re: DriveWorksXpress suppressing individual parts and mates in a assembly
          Matthew Collins

          Hi Joshua,


          In order to get this to work as you want you will need to create multiple Parts with different file names, such as Stirrup Left and Stirrup Right, and then suppress or unsuppress each of this parts using IF functions and the controls on your form.


          One of the limitations of DriveWorksXpress, which you do have full control over in DriveWorks Solo and Pro, is that you cannot control instances. This is why you will need to use seperate parts.


          I hope this information Helps,