Thursday, December 11, 2008

To Link or Not to Link

If you've ever worked with assemblies, you've probably experienced a subassembly not looking the way you initially created it. Now, I don't know what causes it, but I did learn a very simple way to fix it this year at Autodesk University.

Here's the original assembly:
Here's the assembly after a few of the subassemblies took on a mind of their own:
Even though the assembly will work as expected, it still bothers me that it doesn't visually look correct. Here's how to fix the visual misrepresentation that you're seeing:
  1. Select the assembly. The assembly is represented by the green line with a blue circle at it's midpoint in the images shown.
  2. Right click and select Assembly Properties... from the list.
  3. In the Assembly Properties, left click on the Construction tab. You must select this tab or the fix won't work.
  4. Now left click on the OK command button.
There you go, all the subassemblies should now be drawn correctly.

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