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sduran
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How can I convert a subassembly constraint into a Showcase behavior?

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10-31-2012 07:18 AM

Hi Autodesk team,

One of the enhancements in 2013 is that users can send models to Showcase and convert constraints into animated behaviors, however, some users wonder if there is any way to select constraints which are within the subassemblies instead of the top assembly, how would you do it?

I have selected constraints in subassemblies but they don't become behaviors. The workflow allows users to select them, but they aren't converted into behaviors.

I'd appreciate if you can help me out with this.

Thanks in advance.

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JDMather
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Re: How can I convert a subassembly constraint into a Showcase behavior?

10-31-2012 09:07 AM in reply to: sduran

I have never used Showcase, but have you set the subassemblies to Flexible in the main assembly? (you left out this information)

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sduran
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Re: How can I convert a subassembly constraint into a Showcase behavior?

10-31-2012 09:23 AM in reply to: JDMather

Thanks for your reply,

 

It does not work anyway. The option "Drive Constraint" doesn't appear if you right click on any subassembly regardless of having flexible on/off

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liang.chen
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Re: How can I convert a subassembly constraint into a Showcase behavior?

10-31-2012 10:42 PM in reply to: sduran

Showcase does not support convert the constraints of subassembly as animation behaviors during translation, and only support convert the drive constraints in top assembly.

The enhancement of Inventor that send file to showcase follows the showcase behavior above. It could be a bit trick that another types of constraints can be selected in UI, but not become animation behaviors after translation.

I have reported this issue to internal team for investigation.

Thank for reporting this issue to us:smileyhappy:



Fred Chen
SQA Engineer
Quality Assurance Team
Autodesk, Inc.


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sduran
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Message 5 of 5 (367 Views)

Re: How can I convert a subassembly constraint into a Showcase behavior?

11-01-2012 05:44 AM in reply to: liang.chen

Thanks Fred for your reply!

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