Draft Copy View to new page for modification

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eric14779
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Draft Copy View to new page for modification

Unread post by eric14779 » Fri Jun 17, 2016 3:48 pm

I have a complicated Top section view of a stamping die that I want to use twice.

the first time I want to use it in the design configuration, to show the die closed..

the second time I want to copy the section view to a new sheet and change to the configuration that shows the die open.

I can not find a way to copy a view to a new sheet...

Anybody know how to do this ??
Last edited by eric14779 on Tue Jan 10, 2017 9:04 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: Draft Copy View to new page for modification

Unread post by d.k.liu » Wed Jun 29, 2016 5:02 am

You might want to explore the Mechanism functionality for Assemblies.

1. There you can create two groups:
+ Bottom group: for everything stationary
+ Top group: for everything that moves when die is open
2. Create a prismatic joint between the two
3. Create two configurations:
+ one showing the closed configuration
+ one showing the open configuration
Example of what you can create via the Mechanism functionality, notice the Mechanism folder in the entity tree
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4. Create new draft and include the assembly with mechanism
+ You should be able to select which configuration to display
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On the other hand if you have complex GD&T on a draft view that you want to perform only ones, you can try creating a multi-page draft document and make a particular view appear in custom set of pages
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I guess you can then use the 'Align view' functionality to make sure the view for the bottom part lines up.

How this helps.

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Re: Draft Copy View to new page for modification

Unread post by eric14779 » Tue Jan 10, 2017 9:03 pm

I keep forgetting about the mechanism configurations.....

I keep using representations when I should use mechanism configurations.....

thanks

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