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Explode States

Showing an assembly in an exploded state can help visualise the components and how they fit together.  Always remember that you need to detail the assembled state - the explode state alone does not ultimately show how the components fit together, sectioned views are generally more informative.

To create an explode state which can be use in your GA you need to use the View Manager in the assembly file.

See: Assemblies > Explode states & X sections

Then through the View Properties dialogue box (Dbl click a view) > View States > Explode components in view.  Through the Assembly explode state drop down list, select the required explode state created in the View Manager.


Loughborough Design School Sean Kerslake 2011