Positioning and Comparison Rules - Options tab
Used to set options for part, group positioning and differentiation
|Overwrite Existing||Existing position numbers are overwritten when assigning new ones.|
|Equal Part Detection||Single parts are checked for equality. If they are identical, they are assigned the same position number. Parts are considered identical when deviations with respect to dimensions and drill diameter are within the values given as reference tolerances.|
|Equal Group Detection|| The groups are checked for equality as well. Groups
are considered identical when identical single parts are arranged in the same
However, single parts are only compared using their position number because positioning has already been carried out before. If parts are identical but have different position numbers, the groups will also be assigned different position numbers. Subgroups, assemblies and connections can be compared with each other in the same way.
|Save Single Part Pos Numbers||When a single part, which already has a position number, gets a new position number at positioning, the existing position number is saved in the field OrigPosnum in the parts properties.|
|Save Group Pos Numbers||When a group, which already has a position number, gets a new position number at positioning, the existing position number is saved in the field OrigPosnum in the group properties.|
|Weld Marks||The attached weld marks are taken into consideration as well when the single parts are checked for equality. Weld cracks are small drill holes with parts that have to be mounted.|
|Include Subgroups||Subgroups are completely included in the calculation of equality. Otherwise, only the main parts of the subgroups are used.|
|First Mainparts then Subparts|| First, all main parts of groups are positioned (and
sorted according to the sorting criteria within the groups), followed by the
accessory parts (also sorted according to the sorting criteria).
This can be deemed as an additional, even higher ranking sorting criterion. If this field is checked and you have entered a position number in the input field Start Accessory Parts at, positioning of the accessory parts will start at the defined position number. You may for instance start with 1 for main parts and with 100 for accessory parts.
|Subparts start at||Sets the initial position number for the group subparts.|
|Don't use Bolts for group sub compare||When checked, the bolts are ignored for sub group comparison.|
|Differentiation|| When the group is assigned the position of the main
part (normal case), it may happen that two different groups having the same
main part are assigned identical position numbers. In such cases, the program
will check in a second run whether or not the groups are really identical. If
not, it will change the group position number.
|Takeover Mainpart Position -> Group||The position of the main part is taken over as group position. If necessary, the group position is changed afterwards during second check.|
|Position Sub groups alone||Subgroups are individually positioned from the specified position number onwards. For assemblies, the value in the field below is valid.|