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2.5.2.2.2.  Insert 3D - PARTsolutions placement dialog
The procedure in general
  1. After you have clicked on Transfer to CAD (in PARTdataManager), the view returns to CoCreate Modeling and the PARTsolutions placement dialog opens.

  2. Select the desired placement method under 1. Select method via one of the following buttons:

    1. Placement dialog of CAD is called up

      -> The CoCreate Modeling "Placement" dialog is opened.

    2. In Cylinder

      -> The respective Der CoCreate Modeling dialog is called up.

    3. On surface

      -> The respective Der CoCreate Modeling dialog is called up.

    4. Touching Surfaces

      -> The respective Der CoCreate Modeling dialog is called up.

    [Note] Note

    Placement methods which are not available the respective buttons are deactivated. Especially for connection elements all methods are available.

    [Note] Note

    When a part does not have a classification (the buttons In Cylinder, On surface and Touching Surfaces are deactivated), the first base method is started and the part is placed.

    1. Select method: before selection

    1. Select method: before selection

    1. Select method: after selection with checkbox "Repeating"

    1. Select method: after selection with checkbox "Repeating"

    If the checkbox Repeating is activated, then the placement is automatically repeated as long as the user clicks on Close. The next placement is started after the user has confirmed the placement in the CAD.

    -> After you have chosen a placement method, the CoCreate Modeling placement dialog opens.

    • If there are several insertion positions possible, the dialog is adjusted and the message "2. Select insert position" appears.

      2. Select insert position

      2. Select insert position

      Select the desired insertion position from the list.

      -> The CoCreate Modeling placement dialog opens.

      For the first placement it is not necessary to click on Place.

      When the first placement is finished, the part can be inserted via Place again. If the checkbox Repeating is activated, then the placement procedure is automatically repeated as long as the user clicks on Close. The next placement is started after the user has confirmed the placement in the CAD.

      By clicking on Close the PARTsolutions placement dialog is closed.

      [Note] Note

      If there are no selection options the placement method is automatically started.

  3. As long as the user has to interact in the CAD, the PARTsolutions placement dialog is deactivated in order to enable a clear user guidance.

    If you cancel or finish the placement procedure the dialog is activated again.

    After starting the CoCreate Modeling placement procedure: If the desired part is not available in the opened model yet, it is tried to load the part from ModelManager - if active - or from the pool - if set. This may last a moment.

The single placement methods in particular

In the following the procedure of the individual placement methods is explained:

  1. CoCreate Modeling placement dialog

    Click on the button.

    -> The PARTsolutions placement dialog is deactivated.

    -> In CoCreate Modeling the Place dialog is opened.

    Place

    Place

    • Method:

      There are two different placement methods available, which you can select via list field:

      • Point-Direction

        Example:

        1. Starting position

          You have exported a PARTsolutions part into the CAD and now want to place it with the Point-Direction method.

        2. Click on the desired placement point.

          In the input field "Defined" is displayed.

        3. Now determine the X direction.

        4. -> The part is placed at the desired position.

          Click on the Y direction and select the desired axis.

        5. -> Now the part is defined in X and Y direction.

          By clicking on Position you can still place the part with the CAD methods optionally.

      • Point

        Determine the insertion point as described above.

        -> The part is placed.

        By clicking on Position you can still place the part with the CAD methods optionally.

    • User: Via User you can choose an alternative assembly, where the part shall be inserted. This step is performed not until you confirmed via or pressed the button Linear or Circular.

    • Linear | Circular: Via Linear or Circular the placement is successfully finished and the creation of a pattern is started.

      These dialog fields are a CoCreate internal function.

      Finish the placement via click on .

      -> The part is placed according to the inputs.

  2. PARTsolutions placement dialog In Cylinder

    Click on the button.

    At this place there are two variants:

    1. The part to insert has several possible insertion points.

      In this case the enhanced dialog is displayed.

      Select the desired Insertion position from the list.

      Confirm with Place.

      -> The PARTsolutions placement dialog is deactivated.

      The further procedure is identically with the described in the following point.

    2. The part to insert has only one insertion point.

      • The PARTsolutions placement dialog is deactivated.

        -> First the exported part is inserted in the assembly without placement.

        Placement dialog "In Cylinder"

        Placement dialog "In Cylinder"

      • In CoCreate the respective dialog is opened.

        • Click on the edge of a hole.

          -> Under "Reference" the entry "Defined" appears.

          -> The part is placed at the insertion point. (You can cancel via anytime.)

          Placement dialog "On surface"

          Placement dialog "On surface"

          In the CoCreate dialog there are further setting options:

        • Via User (Besitzer) you can choose an alternative assembly, where the part shall be inserted. This step is performed not until you confirmed via or pressed the button Linear or Circular.

        • You can invert the orientation of the part via Invert orientation (Ausrichtung invertieren) (rotation with 180° around the X axis of the part). The view is refreshed.

        • You can offset the part orthogonally to the plane by selecting circle edges. The value for all edges is identically. The view is refreshed after input.

        • You can rotate the part around the circle axis. The value for all edges is identically. The view is refreshed after input.

        • Via the buttons Linear or Circular the placement is successfully finished and the creation of a pattern is started.

          The dialog fields are a CoCreate internal function.

          The buttons Linear and Circular are only available at selection of a single edge.

        As soon as you confirm via the selection is performed.

      • After the first placement with one of the methods the button Place changes to the button Repeat. You can place a part any number of times.

  3. PARTsolutions placement dialog On surface .

    Click on the button.

    At this place there are two variants possible:

    1. The part to insert has several insertion points:

      In this case the enhanced dialog is displayed.

      Select the desired Insertion position from the list.

      Confirm with click on Place.

      -> The PARTsolutions placement dialog is deactivated.

      The further procedure is identically with the one described in the following point.

    2. The part to insert has only one insertion point.

      • The PARTsolutions placement dialog is deactivated.

        -> First the exported part is inserted in the assembly without placement.

        Example: Insertion point on surface

        Example: Insertion point on surface

      • In CoCreate Modeling the respective dialog is opened.

        On the desired plane click on the desired insertion point.

        -> Under Position the entry "Defined" appears.

        -> The part is placed at the insertion point. (You can cancel via anytime.)

        Bolt placed on surface

        Bolt placed on surface

        In the CoCreate dialog there are further setting options in addition:

        • Via User (Besitzer) you can choose an alternative assembly, where the part shall be inserted.

          This step is performed not until you confirmed via or pressed the button Linear or Circular.

        • You can invert the orientation of the part via Invert orientation (Ausrichtung invertieren) (rotation with 180° around the X axis of the part). The view is refreshed.

        • You can offset the part orthogonally to the plane by selecting circle edges. The value for all edges is identically. The view is refreshed after input.

        • You can rotate the part around the circle axis. The value for all edges is identically. The view is refreshed after input.

        • Via the buttons Linear or Circular the placement is successfully finished and the creation of a pattern is started.

        As soon as you confirm with the selection is performed.

      • After the first placement with one of the methods the button Place changes to the button Repeat. You can place a part any number of times.

  4. PARTsolutions placement dialog Touching Surfaces .

    At components classified respectively the button Touching Surfaces is displayed.

    Click on the button.

    -> The respective dialog opens.

    Mark the cone surface and confirm with .

    -> The bolt is placed.