Either a part or a subassembly will do. Basically, the target of iMate at the top level assembly is for iMate from another component when they are at the same level.
I am working most of the time in Factory Design.
Isn't there a way to do something with the layout that is placed when you open a factory drawing.
I don't want to work with assets for my part 700.ipt
Hi Jos -
Just got involved here.
Can you expand on what you're thinking a bit to help me understand?
What do you mean by "Isnt't there a way to do something with the layout..."?
When you place an asset (that has a landing surface) into a layout with floor snap on, it will automatically create a workplane on the floor, and constrain the component to that.
Thanks for involved.
First, i don't use assets for some of my parts see topic:http://forums.autodesk.com/t5/Autodesk-Factory-Des
But what i want to know is can i use the Landing Surface out side an asset?
I would like to do that in my part without publish my part to an asset.
But i think I have another solution.
The thing I want is the following.
I first place some 'HoofdBandRaster' parts.
These are normally geconstrained to another part but that's irrelevant here.
Then I place one or more 'BandrasterStandardPaneel' parts.
Now I would like to place the first panel which would be equal to the bottom of the bandraster, or to have the XY Plane.
Now I have made in both parts the same iMate, 'OnderKantBandraster'.
If I have a panel place I click to the site to accept but the panel takes another iMate of Bandraster and then right mouse click and select "Skip remaining iMate results' and the panel get past the last placed Bandraster placed with the underside geconstrained.
Now I can move freely but the panel bottom sides remain constraind.
Now I can place the following constrain to apply to the panel to the right side of the Bandraster to constrain.
Then I can place multiple panels.
So what is the story, i want the first placed panel constrained to the bottom of the BandRaster and then move the panel free but will be constrained to the bottom of the BandRaster and then constain one side of the panel to the site of the BandRaster.
I have another workflow.
I first place another part, Bandraster.
That part, Bandraster, is constrained on another part with imates.
Then I place the panel.
I now have a iMate created in part Panel.
This iMate is at the bottom in the browser and is equal to the iMate in Bandraster.
When I place my first panel it will use that imate and so the bottom will be constraind to the bottom of the Bandraster.
If I place a second panel it will constrain to the panel because there are more imates in the Panel.
The iMate equal to the bandraster will not be used.
Now I want place Panels on two sides of the Bandraster placed with imates.
If I then place the next panel I rmk and select 'Generate remaining imates results' and the iMate of the Bandraster is used.
Then I constrain the panel to the Bandraster and the bottom sides remain equal.
I can then randomly place panels and switch between imates of the panels with rmk and select 'Next iMate component'.
I think I know what you are talking about. But, to be sure, it would be better if you can show me an example. iMate behaviors can be subtle sometimes. We can go round and round, if we are not talking about the same thing.
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