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Editing an Explode Step (Multibody Parts)

You can edit an explode step to add, delete, or reposition solid bodies.

You can edit explode steps while you are creating the exploded view or after you save it. To open a previously saved exploded view, in the ConfigurationManager, right-click ExplView CfgMgr_ExplView.gif and click Edit Feature.

You can reposition an item along its current axis without reopening the PropertyManager. In the ConfigurationManager, expand ExplView CfgMgr_ExplView.gif and select the step you want to change. Then drag the item by the handle Explode_drag_handle.gif.

To edit an explode step:

  1. In the PropertyManager, under Explode Steps, right-click an explode step and click Edit Step.

    The triad appears in the graphics area and a drag handle Explode_drag_handle.gif appears on the solid body.

  2. Reposition solid bodies as needed:
    • To move a solid body along its current axis, drag the handle Explode_drag_handle.gif.
    • To change the axis along which the solid body explodes, click an axis on the triad, then click Apply. The explode distance remains the same, but is applied along the new axis.
  3. Make the following changes as needed:
    • Select solid bodies to add to the step.
    • Delete solid bodies from the step by right-clicking and selecting Delete.
    • Change Settings.
    • Change Options.
  4. Click Apply to preview the changes.

    Click PM_undo.gif to undo unwanted changes.

  5. Click Done to complete.

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