3 Replies Latest reply on Jul 15, 2014 2:32 PM by Erik Bilello

    Exploded View (Auto Explode)

    Greg Johnson

      Didn't there used to be an Auto Explode button for Exploded views.

       

      I have been tasked with Exploding a vary large Assembly.

      I know how to do this the correct way, but of course they need it today!

       

      Any ideas how to speed this proccess?

       

      Thanks,

        • Re: Exploded View (Auto Explode)
          Jerry Steiger

          Greg,

           

          Perhaps Auto Explode gets turned off in Large Assembly mode? If so, you could try raising the limit for Large Assembly mode to more parts than you have in your assembly.

           

          Of course, one reason for turning off Auto Explode in large assemblies might be that it doesn't work very well!

           

          Jerry S.

          • Re: Exploded View (Auto Explode)
            Deepak Gupta

            I don't remember when it was taken back but it it NOT available now

            • Re: Exploded View (Auto Explode)
              Erik Bilello

              The last time I remember auto-explode was about 2001, or so.

              It never really worked very well then, but I have occasionally wanted it back for quick and dirty drawings.  Sometimes the boss just wants a "picture" showing all the individual parts and a BOM.

              The options for making an exploded view have improved so much since then that I don't really miss it too much though.  In my experience exploded views require enough "fine tuning" to look good, and clearly show the important things (whatever they happen to be), that I can't imagine that any kind of automated exploding would produce really useful results.  Maybe a good starting point but not much more.