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SeanFarr
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Assembly Constraints doesnt move the part after applying them

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03-21-2013 05:53 AM

Hello!

 

I am not sure what could have happened to my settings this week, but I noticed when creating assemblies, applying a positional constraint, the parts don't move. In order to get the parts to "move" to their constrained position I have to try and drag them with the mouse then they snap into place. Also updating the assembly works as well.

 

What setting could I have changed so that once I press apply on a constraint it moves the part immediately?

 

Thanks,

 

Sean

 

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jtylerbc
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Re: Assembly Constraints doesnt move the part after applying them

03-21-2013 06:05 AM in reply to: SeanFarr

In your Application Options, Assembly tab - is the box for Defer Update checked or unchecked?

 

I believe turning that option on causes what you're describing.

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SeanFarr
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Re: Assembly Constraints doesnt move the part after applying them

03-21-2013 06:28 AM in reply to: jtylerbc

Nope, unchecked!!

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Sean Farr
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Curtis_Waguespack
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Re: Assembly Constraints doesnt move the part after applying them

03-21-2013 06:31 AM in reply to: SeanFarr

Hi SeanFarr,

 

Sometimes adaptive parts can cause this behavior. If you have adaptive parts in the assembly and toggle the adaptivity off, does that help?

 

I hope this helps.
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Curtis
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SeanFarr
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Re: Assembly Constraints doesnt move the part after applying them

03-21-2013 06:53 AM in reply to: Curtis_Waguespack

BINGO!

 

I had 2 adapative parts in this assembly, this is first time I created parts within the assembly using project geomtry. Toggled off their adaptivity and the parts now snap into position after applying constraints.

 

Thanks Curtis!

 

Sean

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jmi-chuck
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Re: Assembly Constraints doesnt move the part after applying them

11-12-2013 08:15 AM in reply to: SeanFarr

I too am having the same problem.  I do not have any adaptive parts. DEFER UPDATE, is not checked.  Along with that after I apply one mate, the part locks into place. 

 

I created a new assembly, two parts, and I couldn't duplicate this.

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