Import in Context with Reconciliation

This task explains how to create an assembly then replace a document within the assembly with respect to the constraints using the label publication.
This feature is available for both the board and the manufacturing panel.
aprereq.gif (1223 bytes) Open a new product document.
  1. Right-click the root product and select Components > Board in this one.

  2. Right-click the root product again and select Components > New Product I_ContourP2.gif (211 bytes).
    Name it Mechanical: you will use this one to create the context: the casing.

  3. Right-click the Mechanical product and select Components > Existing Component I_ContourP2.gif (211 bytes).
    The File Selection dialog box opens.

  4. Select the casing.CATPart.

    At this stage, the document looks like this:
  5. Double-click the Electrical product and select Start > Equipment & Systems > Circuit board Design workbench.

  6. Select Import in Context .
    You are prompted to select a face as the context.

  7. Select the top face of the casing.
    The Import dialog box opens.

  8. Navigate to select the Reconciliation1.idf file.

  9. Navigate to select the default.lib file then click OK.
    The status bar indicates the import progression.

    The result looks like this:
    Note: click the Publication in the specification tree.
    It shows the association of labels to the geometrical faces of the board: Top and Bottom.
  10. Switch to the Assembly workbench.
    You will define the label for the casing top face.

  11. Select Tools > Publication Management .
    The dialog box opens.

  12. Click Add... .
    The Publication Definitions dialog box opens.

  13. Enter a value in the name field for example: top casing.

  14. Select the casing top face.

    The dialog box looks like this:
  15. Click OK to validate.

  16. Double-click to activate the root product.

  17. Select Coincidence Constraint .

    You are prompted to select the faces you want to be constrained:

    • select the publication label of the top casing (top casing)
    • then the publication label of the bottom of the board (BottomBoard)
    The coincidence constraint is created and the Constraint Properties dialog box opens:
    It shows the t type, components and status of the constrain.
    Click OK to validate.
  18. Right-click the Electrical Product and select Components > Replace Component I_ContourP2.gif (211 bytes).
    The File Selection dialog box opens.

  19. Select the Reconciliation2.idf file.

    In this file a pocket has been added to the board.
    The Import dialog box opens to let you choose the default.lib
    The status bar indicates the progression.
    The result looks like this:
  20. Double-click Constraint .

    You can see the Constraint Definition.
    The coincidence constraint has been maintained although the board has been replaced.
  21. Click OK to validate.

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