Automatic Explode Lines
8 days ago

Is it possible?

Is there any feature like that in assemblies?

Suicidal trying to create explode line sketch from center of sheet metal panel to open area of tube frame.


Just want a line that follows the direction the part went.



Categories: Modeling and Assemblies, Parts and Features

Last comment By: William McFaul   Tue, 13 Mar 2018 20:19:32 GMT
Re: Automatic Explode Lines

Draw a construction line diagonally across the sheetmetal face that you want the explode trail centered on.  Then draw a line from the midpoint of that construction line perpendicular to the face. 
I've had to do it like that for the last 15 years.

It also wouldn't hurt to file an enhancement request to facilitate creation of an explode line from the centroid of a face or body.

By: John Burrill  Wed, 25 Feb 2015 17:01:08 GMT
Re: Automatic Explode Lines


My worse nightmare has been confirmed!

Thank you!


I was use to Inventor where you can't make the super customizable 3D line BUT it automatically generated the explode line using the Centroid.  Honestly, hardly ever needed anything so customizable, it was so fast.  Anyway, thanks again!

By: JP Amezaga  Wed, 25 Feb 2015 17:30:37 GMT
Re: Automatic Explode Lines

(For straight lines only), you can create sketches or axes inside your hardware, then show them on your drawing.

By: Alex Danishevsky  Fri, 28 Apr 2017 18:54:13 GMT
Re: Automatic Explode Lines

You can create automatic exploded lines. Right click on the ExplView. select "Smart explode Lines..."

Make any changes you see as needed, and that's it. Hit the green check.

By: William McFaul  Tue, 13 Mar 2018 20:19:32 GMT
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