Exploding and Collapsing an Exploded View

An exploded view is stored with the configuration in which it is created. Each configuration can have multiple exploded views.

To explode and collapse an exploded view:

  1. In the ConfigurationManager tab , expand the configuration.
  2. Do one of the following:
    • Double-click the Exploded View feature.
    • Right-click the Exploded View feature, and click Explode or Collapse.
      You can reposition an item along its axis without reopening the PropertyManager. In the ConfigurationManager, expand Exploded View and select a step to change. Then drag the item by the handle .
  3. For Assemblies only. To animate the exploding and collapsing of the view, do one of the following:
    • Right-click Exploded View , and click Animate explode or Animate collapse. The Animation Controller pop-up toolbar appears and provides basic controls over the animation.
    • Use the Animation Wizard for full control over the duration of each step during the animation. See Exploding and Collapsing Using Animation Wizard.