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Subassembly component suppression for Configurations

jmccormickjmccormick Member Posts: 40
For the purposes of configurations, I need to "overload" a subassembly with components.  In other words, I need to place bolts in the sub-assembly to populate all possible locations used in the upper-level assembly.  However, in the upper-level assembly, I cannot suppress the unused bolts for the different configurations. 

Is there a way to allow bolts - in this case - to be placed in optional places depending on the configuration used?   The "Assembly Configurations" training video shows the antenna being moved around for different configurations but I cannot figure out how to use that in this case.

Best Answers

  • tim_hess427tim_hess427 Member Posts: 608 PRO
    Accepted Answer
    Can you create configurations for your sub-assembly? Then, your top-level configuration can just assign the correct configuration for the sub-assembly?
  • jmccormickjmccormick Member Posts: 40
    Accepted Answer
    Humm...  I don't know.  Let me try that...  You are saying that I can select configurations from the subassembly??  (I'm still a little new with Onshape...)

Answers

  • tim_hess427tim_hess427 Member Posts: 608 PRO
    Accepted Answer
    Can you create configurations for your sub-assembly? Then, your top-level configuration can just assign the correct configuration for the sub-assembly?
  • jmccormickjmccormick Member Posts: 40
    Accepted Answer
    Humm...  I don't know.  Let me try that...  You are saying that I can select configurations from the subassembly??  (I'm still a little new with Onshape...)
  • jmccormickjmccormick Member Posts: 40
    HA!, you are a genius, @tim_hess427.  Thanks...
  • tim_hess427tim_hess427 Member Posts: 608 PRO
    Glad it helped!
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