Doors at different positions on drawings

A drawing is required to have a view with the assembly's door open and another view with the assembly's door closed.


Two words... FAMILY TABLE!!!!

I would use a Family Table driven assembly with two instances:

assy_door_open & assy_door_closed. 

If you are creative in how you assembled in the door, you can have a dimension that controls the position of the door (i.e an angle with 0 deg is closed and 90 deg open).  Add the dimension to the table.  Then create your views with the respective instance.

Create a datum feature (curve or plane) in your assemble.

Assemble the door to the datum feature and have an angle drive its position (open/close).  Next add that dimension driving the datum feature angle to a family table and create 2 instances in which the angle equals the appropriate values.  Now you can call out each instance which will show the door in the desired positions.

1. Use a family table, assembly the door to a "datum on the fly" that will give you to control the position of the door.  The family table will have two instances, open and closed.  Use these instances for your drawing.  If you already have the drawing, it is possible to switch a drawing model reference from one instance to another.

2. Use simplified reps. Assemble the door twice, one open, one closed.

 Create the simplified reps and use these for the drawing.

3. Use layers. Assemble the door twice, one open, one closed.  Put them on

separate layers and blank the layer "by view" accordingly.

4. Use "component display".  Assemble the door twice, one open, one closed.

In the drawing, use #view display, component display blank to get rid of  the appropriate door in each view.

Any one of these methods will get what you want.  The advantage of the last two is that you can use the view creation process to insure the views are aligned, and your drawing will only reference one model.  This will screw up automatic BOM applications, since you have the door assembled twice.

The first method creates a family table, however you only assemble the door once, and it is now controlled by a dimension that may be useful for animations etc. Automatic BOMs will give you the right results, but you may have problems with PDM applications.

Simplified reps are useful for quickly shifting from one state to the other when looking at the model.  Potentially the same problem with BOM since there are two doors in the assembly.