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Govern configurations of a part independtly with the equations manager in a top down assembly

Question asked by David Phipps on Mar 5, 2015
Latest reply on Mar 23, 2015 by Glenn Schroeder

Hello everyone. This is my first post, so please pardon any forum etiquette
ignorance and feel free to educate me.


I'm having trouble getting the "Equations - Components" tool to
work like I need it to. I have three different configurations of a part in a
top down assembly that I'm creating. Each configuration represents a different
length of a framing extrusion. I'm trying to govern these lengths independently
with one equation per configuration, but when I rebuild the assembly, it takes
the value calculated in the last equation and applies it to the length of all
three configurations.


I have attached an example screen shot below showing 2 equations governing 2 separate
instances of the part which each represent a different configuration.


As you can see, the value calculated in the last equation is the one that
was applied to all 8 parts as I mentioned above.


At first I thought it might be because the length parameter in one of my

configurations was set to change all of the other configurations, but as far as

I can tell, each one is set to change only it's own configuration. Is there

some sort of trick that I'm missing, or do I need to try an entirely different