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Sub-assembles in a .idw

Amando

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Hi,
I have a .iam that has a sub-assy in it. in the .iam the sub-assy acts as a single unit consisting of two parts. In the .idw I used a sketched symbol that uses the iprops. part number. Why can't I get the sub-assy to have the correct sub-assy part number? It just gives me the part numbers of the two components used in the sub-assy. It just does not make sense the .iam recognizes the sub-assy but the .idw does not. Any thoughts what I am missing.
 

Alphonse

New member
Hi,
I think you are looking at Type - Properties - Model and then selecting the iProp Part Number. If you will notice this is a "model" property. As you are aware that an iam is not a model but a collection of models. So when you place the sketch symbol it is going to give you the Part Number of which ever part in the assembly that you pick. There does not appear to be a direct way to make a sketch symbol grab the Part Number iProp from an iam. I have an work around for it. Change your local balloon style to use the Part Number iProp. This will allow you to make reference to the iProp Part Number in the iam. If you do not want an actual balloon around it, just change the balloon style to use just a leader.
I hope this clarifies your doubts.
 

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