Exploded Views in Assemblies

An exploded view shows an assembly's components spread out, but positioned to show how the components fit together when assembled.

You create exploded views by selecting and dragging parts in the graphics area to create an explode step. In exploded views you can:
  • Evenly space exploded stacks of components.
  • Radially explode components about an axis.
  • Drag and auto-space multiple components.
  • Attach a new component to the existing explode steps of another component. This is useful if you add a part to an assembly that has an exploded view.
  • Reuse an exploded view from a subassembly in a higher-level assembly.
  • Add explode lines to indicate component relationships.
While an assembly is exploded, you cannot add mates to the assembly.