Inventor General Discussion

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06-04-2012 01:29 PM

 “Representations/Position” can only be used at one level and can’t use a parent assy Representations/Position to drive several child Representations/Position???

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Re: Representa​tions/Posi​tion

06-06-2012 11:00 AM in reply to: cholte

Here's a link to a post that outlines how you can leverage Pos Reps from sub assemblies in a top level assembly:


The "trick" is to have the Pos rep at the required level and then access it from the "next level". So a Sub assembly has the desired Positional Rep an a next level has one that activates it.

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Re: Representa​tions/Posi​tion

06-06-2012 12:28 PM in reply to: dave.anderson

Dave that worked but not exactly as explained because the different versions of software... So I've updated and highlighted as per Inventor 2013


Top level Representations /Positional:

Create the positional reps required in the subassembly - In your top level assembly create a new Positional Representation and ensure it is Activated Within the top-level assembly. Then right-click the subassembly you want to change (in the browser) and select Override - Click the Component tab. Check “Positional Representation” and then select the Positional rep you want to be activated when the Positional Rep in the top-level assembly is activated.


Switching between the Pos Reps in the top level assembly will now activate the associated Pos Rep in the subassembly. Note that if you need this to work through multiple assembly levels you must set up this relationship between each level of the assembly (Can't override a Pos Rep of a grandchild sub from the top-level assembly).


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