How can you control the axis of rotation for Drag Component in ERA?
Solution When working in ERA and trying to do a Drag Component to rotate a few parts,
if your parts are not cylindrical or revolved, you may get the axes to appear
off the center of rotation. The axes cannot be moved at this time, making the
A simple workaround can be performed by selecting a cylindrical or revolved
part that is located where the axis of rotation is. Within the command, the
axes for the rotation will appear at the geometric center of the first part
selected, so if you first select a washer or a screw, you should get the axes
where you want them.
After you select your first part at the axis of rotation, just add all the
other parts to the selection and accept. That should give you the correct axis
Be aware that you cannot remove the first part from the select set, so it will
be rotated also.
This is a simple workaround to get around the shortcoming of moving or
defining the axis of rotation for the Drag Component command within ERA.
Notes and References
Hardware/Software Configuration Platform: INTEL
OS Version: 764