Sunday, 14 September 2014

Lesson: Assembly constraint filtering

What is it?
You can now control assembly constraint display so that only selected
constraints or the constraints for a selected component are shown in the
graphics window.
In the following figure on the left, the large group of constraints are so close
together they are almost unreadable.
Why should I use it?
When your assembly has numerous constraint markers, you cannot easily tell
which ones apply to the components you are interested in. Objects you want
to select or view may be hidden behind the constraint markers. Showing only
the constraints you are interested in solves these problems.

Where do I find it?
Application Assemblies
Toolbar Menu:
 Assemblie>>Show and Hide Constraints>>Assemblies>>Components>>Show and Hide

Thursday, 31 May 2012

Routing Systems

Routing Systems: General
Measure Distance
A Distance measurement with Type of Points on Curves or Routing Path Length gives you distance between points on a set of curves or the length of a routing path.
Use Measure Distance to get the information about the length of a path.
Menu      Analysis→Measure Distance
Toolbar  Utility

Minimum bend radius spline violations

A new design rule capability highlights specific violation locations for splines
violating the minimum curve bend radius design rule.

Use this new capability to find the exact location of sharp corners on splines
to help edit or eliminate the problem.
Application Routing Electrical / Routing Mechanical

Analysis→Check Mate→Run Tests , and
Analysis→Design Rules→Interactive Check
For automatic checks:
Application Routing Electrical
Menu Preferences→Wiring
Location in dialog box General page-->Report Routing Errors check box.

Smart Router: Quick Path

Quick Path automatically creates a collision free path between two specified
locations, and optionally, through specified intermediate locations. The
resulting path comprises lines and arcs, but not splines, and avoids obstacles
by a specified clearance value. You can adjust the path for the final desired

Use Quick Path to avoid manually creating a collision-free non-trivial path
between two locations.

Application Routing Electrical / Routing Mechanical
Menu Insert→Routing Path→Quick Path
Toolbar Routing Path→Quick Path

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Block, Cylinder, Sphere, and Cone associativity

The Block, Cylinder, Sphere, and Cone commands are now associative to their respective point, vector, and curve positioning objects.
If you subsequently move one of the positioning objects, the feature updates associatively.

Why should I use it?
This new associativity makes primitive features more useful for modeling prismatic objects such as machining fixtures.

Where do I find it?
Application Modeling
Menu Insert-->Design Feature-->Block/Cylinder/Sphere/Cone
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