Reusing Routes for Tubes and Hoses

You can reuse an existing tube route in the same assembly or in other assemblies. The reused route uses the same part numbers, components, and lengths of hoses as the original route, but different sketch paths as per the design intent.

To reuse routes for tubes:

  1. In the FeatureManager design tree, right-click a flexible tube route assembly and click Reuse Route or click Tools > Routing > Flexible Tubing > Reuse Route.
  2. In the PropertyManager:
    1. Select Search all subassemblies.
    2. Click Browse to search for an existing flexible tube route assembly to open the route document.
    3. Select Maintain route segment length.

      The lengths of each route segment are assigned to each route segment of the reused tube route assembly and the fixed-length parameter is applied. All configurations, if any other exists, are applied to the reused route.

      The reused tube route assembly inherits properties from the parent tube route assembly, including custom properties and part number from configuration properties. If the part number is blank in the parent, then the reused tube route assembly uses the assembly name from the parent assembly.

      If a reused route is in the same assembly as the original route, they are grouped together in the BOM as if they are two instances of the same assembly.

      Edits do not propagate from the reused route to the parent tube route assembly. The reused route is a copy. To preserve the design intent and keep the reused route from deviating from the parent, several features are disabled. For example, you cannot add fittings or assembly features to a reused route.
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  3. To change the design of the reused route from the parent, you can remove the link between the reused and the parent routes by following these steps:
    1. In the FeatureManager design tree, right-click the reused route.
    2. Click Delink Route.
    All Routing features are restored, the icon is removed, and the route is not grouped with its parent in a BOM.
    To edit the route paths of the routes, right-click the route and click Edit Route.