Editing an Explode Step (Assemblies)

You can edit an explode step to add, delete, or reposition components. You can edit explode steps while you are creating the exploded view or after you save the view.

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

To edit an explode step:

  1. Do one of the following options to open the Explode PropertyManager:
    • Right-click ExplView and click Edit Feature. Under Explode Steps, right-click an explode step and click Edit Step.
    • Right-click an explode step under ExplView and click Edit Explode Step.
    The triad appears in the graphics area and a drag handle appears on the component.
  2. Reposition components as needed:
    • To move a component along its current axis, drag the handle .
    • To change the axis along which the component 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 components to add to the step.
    • Delete components from the step by right-clicking and selecting Delete.
    • Change Settings.
    • Change Options.
  4. Click Apply to preview the changes.
    Click to undo unwanted changes.
  5. Click Done to complete.