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evanags - 12/1/2017 12:32:30 PM
   
Create Reference in Assy
Can you specify which level to send to the assembly when creating an assembly reference?

I have a plate with drilled holes in it on level 1. I copy the plate to level 2. Now I remove the holes from the copy on level 2. Level 1 is turned off. I create a layout of the plate with no holes for my steel vendor to plasma cut. Good. Now I Turn off level 2 and turn on level 1 with the holes. I go to my frame assembly and create a reference to this part. It comes in fine but the two plates come in superimposed on one another. The only way I have been able to have a proper reference, is to blank the part on level 2, which works, but now the instance in the layout for the vendor disappears. I was trying to keep the burn template and the drilled plate together in the same file. Is there a proper or better way to do this or is my method the only way. This is a way to do it, just have to remember to  unblank the plate to be able print out the layout.

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michael@gutmandesign.com - 12/1/2017 1:20:58 PM
   
RE:Create Reference in Assy
Hi Evan,

If I understand you correctly, this could be accomplished by "level sets".

On the level list panel click the third tab on the bottom.  This is the level sets.

Expand the "default" set to see the levels that are visible in the assembly.  You can click off any levels you wish.

If you right click on the "Level Sets" text, then you can create a new level set.  Name it whatever you like such as "with holes" and turn on the appropriate levels.

Now when you bring a reference into your assembly drawing a small box will appear with the level sets listed for that reference.  Choose whichever on you like.

Note that the second tab of the levels panel in your assembly drawing has a column to select a different level set even after the fact.

Hope this helps!

All the best,
Mike

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evanags - 12/12/2017 8:40:59 AM
   
RE:Create Reference in Assy
Thanks for that Mike. When you get in a hurry to get something done and out the door, you just don't see the answer that is right there in front of you. Your response was spot on. I do find the whole levels and switches a bit confusing but I am learning as I go. The neat thing about KC is the many options available to you, not just in assemblies but throughout the program. The challenge is to get a good working grasp of it all and how and when to use them. I'm working on it!

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