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Compenent 'explodes' when copying...

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Compenent 'explodes' when copying...



This is something I stumble upon all the time, that is causing me quite some frustration. I have a component consisting of a number of subcomponents - I guess it is referred to as an assembly? - ... 


When I try to duplicate the component using the move tool and checking the 'create copy' box, everything seems fine right up to the moment where I hit 'ok' ... and then: Kablooey! some of the subcomponents are strewn about seemingly randomly.


I have this issue all the time and don't know what I'm doing wrong. The video shows an example of what I'm referring to:


I'm pretty sure that this is all my fault, but would like to know where I'm going wrong... 🙂



Best regards,

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Not easy to diagnose without a sample design, but a couple of things to check for:

  1. Do you get the same behavior if you just Copy/Paste the sub-assembly component involved?  In theory, Move with the Copy flag check should do the same thing, but worth checking.
  2. I notice that you have some un-captured component moves in this design.  If you Revert or Capture those moves, do you get different behavior?
    Screenshot 2024-02-14 at 11.28.46 AM.png
  3. Is this sub-assembly component fully self-connected with Joints?  That is, you are using rigid or other joint types to position the components in this sub-assembly, as opposed to using Move or Align (which do not capture associative relationships between component geometries).  Jointed assemblies will always behave better than those without Joints.

Jeff Strater
Engineering Director

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