I am trying to make an A3 drawing of an assembly showing different
sides of the assembly. And also showing different parts in the
As soon as I import another view with different parts showing the
other view changes so that the same parts as the new view are also
visible in the old view. How can I make the parts defined in the old
view stay in the drawing and aslo get the new view with other parts
I do the same thing all the time in my assemblies.
What I do is set up Assembly Configurations showing the parts I need for a
It might sound like a lot of work, but for me it seems to go pretty quick.
It sounds like you are making changes to the model for different views. But
this will affect all views that reference that model. You need to make more
than one config of the assy with certain parts suppressed or hidden, and
then point each of the views to a particular config.
You can do this one of two ways. Either with configurations for each of
the views with those parts hidden and NOT suppressed for each of the
different configurations. Or you can hide those parts in each of the
views that you dont want shown.
One thing to watch for if you create different configurations. Balloons
in one view may not match in the other views. There are a couple of
things you can do to fix this problem as well but that depends on which
BOM style you are using. For the new SW 2004 BOM and the excell based
one, you have to pick the view that the BOM is linked to and LOCK VIEW
FOCUS before you balloon the other views. The other option if you are
using the excel based BOM is to create separate BOM's for each
covfigured view and HIDE all but one of the BOM's. This keeps the
balloons matched thru all of the views. A real stupid PITFA that SW
doesn't seem to care about fixing it. They've tried with the new BOM but
that will only work if you only use a TOP LEVEL BOM and don't need to
list items in a sub assembly.
Thanks you guys! I am somewhat of a beginner to SW and cannot say that
I am all familiar with assembly configurations. I am trying to
automate the process in VB.Net. Thanks again.