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Transform multiple or all parts of an assembly in a chosen uniformed pattern quickly with the Exploded Assembly feature
The exploded assembly function helps you to easily create exploded assembly views.
You can quickly move components using three different transformation methods applied to the components:
- Linear - All components move in one direction
- Radial - All components move out from a central axis
- Spherical - All components move out from a central point.
The linear type transforms the parts of the assembly in a straight line following the selected axis.
The radial type transforms the parts of the assembly in a circular direction around the selected axis starting from the coordinate system origin.
The spherical type transforms the parts of the assembly in a spherical direction around the coordinate system origin.
- Coordinate System
Use the global coordinate system or select a user defined coordinate system as the point of origin for the exploded transformations.
This is used with all types of exploded assemblies.
Select the X-axis, Y-axis, or Z-axis on the direction the selected exploded assembly type is to take place.
Used only with the Linear and Radial types.
Select to perform the assembly explode on the entire assembly or selected parts.
- All Parts (default)
- Select Parts
When selected one is able to select parts in the graphical window or the assembly tree.
First click on the Select button to start selection. Click Stop Selection when done.
Select a part in the list and click the Remove button to remove from the list of selected parts.
- Slider Bar
Use the percentage slider bar (0-100) to view the assembly exploding in the graphical area in real-time.
Click on the Create User View button to save the exploded assembly transformation.
When clicking the Cancel button, the graphical area returns to the state (view) in which it started.
The easiest way to understand the transformation types is to try them.