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Adding Explode Lines

To add explode lines to an exploded view, use an Explode Line Sketch (a type of 3D sketch).

To insert an explode line sketch:

  1. Click Explode Line Sketch (Assembly toolbar) or Insert, Explode Line Sketch.

The Route Line PropertyManager appears.

  1. Add explode lines using:

All lines appear in phantom font.

  1. Close the sketch.

The sketch appears in the ConfigurationManager under ExplView<n>.

To edit an explode line sketch:

  1. In the ConfigurationManager, click to expand ExplView<n>.

  2. Right-click 3DExplode<n>, and select Edit Sketch.

  3. Edit the sketch as you would for any 3D sketch, or add more explode lines.

  4. Close the sketch.

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