DriveWorks Pro 17: Insert A Join Feature In A Part In An Assembly [send feedback...]

Insert A Join Feature In A Part In An Assembly - SOLIDWORKS PowerPack

This Generation Task will insert a Join Feature in an Assembly.

Properties

Property NameDescription
(Name)The unique name for this Task.
Combine multi-bodiesTrue to combine multi-bodies. False to take no action if multiple bodies exist as a result of the join.
Join Part NameThe Part name, with Instance Number of the Part that the Join Feature will be inserted into.

Instance numbers will change when models are replaced in SOLIDWORKS.

This Task requires the instance number to be as it is listed in the SOLIDWORKS Feature Manager.

This will be different when running as a Pre Drive Task and Post Drive Task.

For example:

Running as a Pre Drive Task will require the master instance name and number.

Running as a Post Drive Task will require the finalized instance name and number.

We recommend running this through Model Insight to confirm instance names and numbers.

Part To Use In JoinA pipebar (|) delimited string of Parts (with Instance Numbers) to use as the Join.

Instance numbers will change when models are replaced in SOLIDWORKS.

This Task requires the instance number to be as it is listed in the SOLIDWORKS Feature Manager.

This will be different when running as a Pre Drive Task and Post Drive Task.

For example:

Running as a Pre Drive Task will require the master instance name and number.

Running as a Post Drive Task will require the finalized instance name and number.

We recommend running this through Model Insight to confirm instance names and numbers.

When naming Parts to be used it is important that the name(s) you enter for the properties are an exact match including case sensitivity and spaces.

The Parts and the Assembly must exist for this Task to work. This means new files need to be released and generated before the Generation Task can be run.

Example

When this task is added the properties are both static and dynamic by default. See How To: Change A Static Property To A Dynamic Property to enable rules to be built on these properties.

Property NameExample RuleExample ResultMeaning
Combine multi-bodiesTrueTrueWill combine the resulting multi-body part into a single body.
Join Part Name"BasePlate"&DWSpecificationId&"-1"BasePlate 9999-1This will use the BasePlate Part in the Assembly to as the Part to join all the other Parts to.
Part To Use In Join"Bracket"&DWSpecificationId&"-2|Bracket"&DWSpecificationId&"-2"Bracket 9999-1|Bracket 9999-2This will Join the two Bracket Parts to the Base Plate Part to create one Part in the Assembly.

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