2 Replies Latest reply on May 28, 2015 9:05 AM by Kealan O Carroll

    Multiple Instances "Group" explode move different distances?

    Kealan O Carroll

      Hi all,
           I'm having a frustrating issue creating exploded views.
      I have a fixture I've designed and I'm trying to create an exploded view showing the fasteners.

       

       

      I'm moving a group of 4 identical toolbox fasteners 100mm in Y and 110mm in Z, to line up with their respective holes in the exploded view.
      The problem arises when I edit the explode step and set the distance in the type-in box, the different instances of the parts are translated through different distances, even though they are all Ctrl + Selected.

       

      This is the 4 bolts having been group-moved in +Y without any issues:

      Grip Ring Bolts +Y.PNG

       

      Then when I try and move them in -Z, their finished position is staggered:
      Grip Ring Bolts -Z.PNG

       

      Also, if somebody could explain to me how to get the explode steps to group or indend upder the "Steps" heading that would be great: I'd like to have 1 step for each part, and have the X, Y, and Z moves Indented upder each step, if this is possible.

       

      I've managed to do it a few times by accident, but can never reproduce it when I want to!

       

      Thanks in advance