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How to Create Assembly Arrangements in Siemens NX

What are NX Arrangements and How to Create Them

Create different working positions in an assembly arrangement or model using NX

NX Assembly Arrangements allow the user to configure and show different working positions in assembly documentation. This helps in making different views or positions of your model, letting you quickly jump back to those scenarios. 

 

Creating NX Arrangements: 

Creates and edits Assembly Arrangements which define alternative component position.

To find the NX Arrangements, in NX go to:

Menu (Top Border Bar) -> Assemblies -> Arrangements

(or)

Assemblies Tab: General Group -> Arrangements

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Note:Parts should be individually positioned in order to make the Arrangements to work, this can be done by opening the Component Properties and make the Position in the Used Arrangement section set to Individually Positioned under Parameters Tab.

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Individual Steps to Create an NX Arrangement 

1. Open the Assembly Arrangements Dialog for a Model build with active Constraints.

2. Create a new Arrangement and name it as Nominal, Double click to make to active.

3. From the Assembly Navigator select all the constraints (excluding the override constraints if any) right click and set as Arrangement Specific.

4. Again open the Arrangement Dialog, create a new arrangement and name it separate, Double click on it to make it Active.

5. Now in the Assembly navigator uncheck all the Constraints and move the parts as desired. This will be the model’s separated or exploded position.

6. Open the Arrangement dialog and try to toggle between the newly created arrangements just by double clicking on the name, notice the constraints getting activated and deactivated depending on the selection in the Assembly Navigator.

7. Selecting any Arrangement and doing Update model inside DCS will pick that Model position as the DCS Separated Position.

8. So activate the Arrangement in Separate position hit Update Model and Save.

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