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Explode PropertyManager

The Explode PropertyManager appears when you create or edit exploded views of assemblies. Create and edit explode steps and set options as described below.

Explode Steps

Displays existing explode steps:

  • Explode Step<n>. One or more selected components exploded to a single position.

  • Chain<n>. A stack of two or more selected components exploded along an axis using Auto-space components after drag.


  • Component(s) of the explode step . Displays components selected for the current explode step.

  • Explode direction. Displays the direction selected for the current explode step. Click Reverse direction if necessary.

  • Explode distance . Displays the distance to move the component for the current explode step.

  • Apply. Click to preview changes to explode steps.

  • Done. Click to complete new or changed explode steps.


  • Auto-space components after drag. Automatically spaces a group of components equally along an axis.

  • Adjust the spacing between chain components . Adjusts the distance between components placed by Auto-space components after drag.

  • Select sub-assembly's parts. When selected, enables you to select individual components of a sub-assembly. When cleared, enables you to select an entire sub-assembly.

  • Re-use Sub-assembly Explode. Uses explode steps that you defined previously in a selected sub-assembly.


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