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How does one access a sub-assembly's Named Positions, or Display States?

StephenGStephenG Member Posts: 300 ✭✭✭
I have a assembly of a mechanism with multiple "Named Positions" (plus Display States) that reflect relevant operational positions.

This assembly is inserted into another (higher level) assembly where I wish to see the mechanism's operational positions in the context of the higher lever assembly.

I do not see a mechanism by which I can reference (activate) the Named Positions or Display States that were created in the sub-assembly.  

I am expecting to find this functionality in the Context Menu pop-up menu from a selected assembly instance. 


  • john_mcclaryjohn_mcclary Member, Developers Posts: 3,015 PRO
    I don't believe you can access display states of sub assemblies. 

    You may need to upgrade to configurations
  • StephenGStephenG Member Posts: 300 ✭✭✭
    When Assembly Configuration functionality became available I immediately tried to create configurations to reference various Display States and Named Positions to represent mfg assembly/disassembly processes.

    Unfortunately, Display States and Named Positions cannot be included in an assembly configuration.
  • john_mcclaryjohn_mcclary Member, Developers Posts: 3,015 PRO
    No, they are separate things.

    You will need to create the positions by manipulating mates.
  • StephenGStephenG Member Posts: 300 ✭✭✭
    To get the functionality I want it appears I need to create configurations in the instanced (sub-)assembly with various mate parameters that reflect the positional states I want shown in a next/higher level assembly, even though there are Named positions defined in the instanced assembly that reflects the positional state I want to shown.   

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