DriveWorks Pro 16: 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.
Join Part NameThe Part name, with Instance Number of the Part that the Join Feature will be inserted into.

Order Of Instance

The instance order in the SOLIDWORKS feature manager does not necessarily follow the order DriveWorks recognizes.

DriveWorks requires the Instance number to be taken from the order it is listed in the SOLIDWORKS Feature Manager. For example:

SOLIDWORKS Feature Manager displayDriveWorks Order Of Instance
Part<5>

Part<1>

Part<4>

Part<3>

Part-1

Part-2

Part-3

Part-4

If you are unsure of the instance ordering, the DriveWorks capture assistant will indicate the order through Captured Parameter Highlighting.

In the image below Flange <5> in the SOLIDWORKS feature manager is Instance 1 to DriveWorks.

Captured Parameter Highlighting indicates the instance parameter in the DriveWorks capture assistant, on the model AND in the SOLIDWORKS feature manager.

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

Order Of Instance

The instance order in the SOLIDWORKS feature manager does not necessarily follow the order DriveWorks recognizes.

DriveWorks requires the Instance number to be taken from the order it is listed in the SOLIDWORKS Feature Manager. For example:

SOLIDWORKS Feature Manager displayDriveWorks Order Of Instance
Part<5>

Part<1>

Part<4>

Part<3>

Part-1

Part-2

Part-3

Part-4

If you are unsure of the instance ordering, the DriveWorks capture assistant will indicate the order through Captured Parameter Highlighting.

In the image below Flange <5> in the SOLIDWORKS feature manager is Instance 1 to DriveWorks.

Captured Parameter Highlighting indicates the instance parameter in the DriveWorks capture assistant, on the model AND in the SOLIDWORKS feature manager.

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
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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