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Variable Assembly Configurations
I'm struggling with creating configurations in this assembly. I have a panel that can vary in height from 1 to 12 feet depending on where it's used. It will contain between 1-3 "ribs" depending on the height. I'm able to configure the panel height by linking variables between the assembly and the part studio, but I'm struggling with the ribs. The best I have been able to come up with is to create a sketch with the pattern in the part studio, insert it into the assembly, mate each rib to points on the sketch, and configure the suppression with a variable in the assembly. It would be very helpful if assembly patterns had an "up to" option, because it gets around the problem of having to insert, mate, and suppress each instance. This is one of those times where this was easier in Solidworks and things are extra time consuming for me to complete in Onshape. Can anyone think of a better way to do this?
There is a front and back panel configuration. The bottom rib has 2 different dimensions it can be mounted for either side; 10" and 36" for the front, or 14" and 40" for the rear. The top rib has two different dimensions it can be mounted from the top; 10" for front and 14" for rear. The middle rib will be centered between those. As the panels gets shorter, to where there would only be 60" between the bottom and top rib, the center rib will be suppressed. And when the panel is less than 36" tall I will only have the bottom ribs.