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How to explode a component pattern in an Inventor assembly?

A - answer A regular component array in an Inventor assembly (Assemble > Component > Pattern) can be exploded (dissolve, break) back to individual independent components (elements). Their position will not change.

Right-click on a pattern component in the assembly browser tree and choose "Independent" from the context menu. An independent element will be marked with an icon with red "x". Do not choose the first (source) element of the pattern.

If you want to explode the whole pattern, select the individual pattern elements (except the first) in the tree with the Shift key and then rt-click to choose "Independent".

Note: If you change an independent component back to a dependent one, its independent copy will not be deleted (will be 2x in the assembly)

See also the iLogic code in Tip 9263

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6.12.2012    14786×  
applies to: Inventor ·

See also:
Tip 9937:Preset displaying of thread features in Inventor 2015 drawing views.
Tip 9263:iLogic code for exploding a component pattern in Inventor.
Tip 8396:Ray hatch patterns in AutoCAD.
Tip 6160:How to update/refresh a modified style in Inventor?
Tip 6027:Hatch angles in parts in an assembly section view.

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