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
In the PropertyManager, the components appear inExplode Step Components
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:
|Reverses the translation direction.|
|Specifies the translation distance.|
|Reverses the rotation direction.|
|Specifies the rotation angle.|
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.
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