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  1. #1
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    Default Copy/Repeat part in a product?

    Is there an easy way to copy a part and add back in the constraints but pointing to a new location?

    Example a part is mated inside of an enclosure

    it has 6 screw holes

    I have the 1st screw fixed in place with the contact constraint and a coincidence constraint to the first hole in the part

    Is there an easy way to copy and paste it with constraints to the other 5 holes?

    I read the training guide my employer gave me and it does not really cover assembling things very well

    Thanks

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    There's a tool called Reuse Pattern that will copy the screws
    Last edited by MrCATIA; February 20th, 2019 at 12:01 PM.

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    the part is a vendor part, so its just an imported STP file, and Catia is not allowing me to do a reuse pattern

    ideas?

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    For just 6 screws, I think you will have to constrain each one individually.

    If you had many more, it might be easier to modify the part and re-define the holes with a Pattern. Then you could use the Reuse Pattern command on your assembly.

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    I don't know too much about it and never used it that much, but you might want to try the Fast Multi Instantiation command to duplicate the screws. Define the direction first.

    http://catiadoc.free.fr/online/asmug_C2/asmugbt0312.htm
    and
    http://catiadoc.free.fr/online/asmug_C2/asmugbt0313.htm
    Last edited by MrCATIA; February 21st, 2019 at 11:38 AM.

 

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