You create exploded views by selecting and dragging parts in thegraphics area, creating one or more explode steps.

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Do one of the following options:Click ExplodedView.Click Insert > Exploded View.In theConfigurationManager
,right-click a configuration name and click New ExplodedView.Select one or more components to include in the first explodestep.
In the PropertyManager, the components appear inExplode Step Components
. Rotation and translationhandles appear in the graphics area.


To move or align the handles:

Drag the center ball.Press Alt + drag the center ball or an arm, and drop it onan edge or face to align a translation handle with the edge orface.Press Alt + drag the center ball or a circle, and drop iton a curved edge or surface to align a rotation handle with thecurved edge or surface.Right-click the center ball and select Align to, Align with Component Origin, or Align with Assembly Origin.In the PropertyManager, select Rotate about each componentorigin.
Drag a translation or rotation handle to move selectedcomponents.Modify explode options:OptionDescriptionReverse Direction
Explode Distance
Reverse Direction
Rotation Angle
Reverses the translation direction.
Specifies the translation distance.
Reverses the rotation direction.
Specifies the rotation angle.
Click Done.
Create more explode steps as required, and click

The explodedview feature, ExplodedView, appears in theConfigurationManager under the configuration in which the exploded viewwascreated. The explodedsteps appearunder the exploded view. Each configuration can have multiple explodedviews. welcomes your feedback concerning the presentation, accuracy, and thoroughness of the documentation. Use the form below to send your comments and suggestions about this topic directly to our documentation team. The documentation team cannot answer technical support questions. Click here for information about technical support.

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