Fixing assemblies that have both components and assembly features

Discussion in 'Pro/Engineer & Creo Elements/Pro' started by dgeesaman, Sep 30, 2010.

  1. dgeesaman

    dgeesaman Guest

    OK, so I've learned painfully that Pro/E used to regenerate an
    assembly according to the model tree. So it would regenerate fine if
    you assembled component A, assembled component B, then made a cut
    within the assembly that trims material off of both. This is logical,
    after all. It works very nicely for showing the machined form of a
    weldment, where you have components to represent the raw pieces and
    raw weld shapes. It worked very well back in 2002 or so when these
    models and drawings were created.

    Current Pro/E releases will no longer support this. It will open but
    not regenerate consistently or correctly. I would just be happy to
    retrieve the files and view the drawings correctly but that's not

    I now know that you need to use a subassembly to hold all of the
    components, put the subassembly into the main assembly, then apply the
    assembly cuts in the main assembly. It makes no sense that this
    should be necessary. We are doing it the "right" way with new models
    of course, but my problem is legacy models.

    Our department has a number of assemblies (including family tables,
    etc) built in this manner. Each instance of course has it's own
    drawing. Re-doing them would be torture. Does anyone know a way to
    solve this problem by restructuring or otherwise fixing things? This
    also would need to keep the drawings associated and regenerating


    dgeesaman, Sep 30, 2010
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