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Procedure: Modifying Flattened Segments


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Procedure Setup:
1. To avoid naming conflicts, it is recommended you save your work, click File > Close until no models
display, then click File > Manage Session > Erase Not Displayed.

2. Click File > Manage Session > Set Working Directory and navigate to the
PTCU\CreoParametric2\Cabling\Flat-Harness_Modify folder and click OK

3. Click File > Open and double-click FLAT_HARN1.ASM .

Task 1. Modify the flattened harness segments.

1. Disable all Datum Display types.

2. To be able to view light cables more easily, change to the dark background color:
◾ In the main window, click File > Options. Select System Colors and then select Dark
Background as the Color Scheme and click OK.

3. Orient to the FRONT view orientation.

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4. In the menu manager, click Flatten > Delete.

5. Select the lower-right segment.

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6. Click Delete All > Done from the menu manager.

7. In the menu manager, click Lay Out > Set Start Pnt.

8. In the HARNESS_1.PRT sub window, select the location on the white wire.

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9. Click Auto Fan from the menu manager.

10. Type 2 as the bend radius and press ENTER.

11. Notice that the deleted segment is re-created.

12. In the menu manager, click Flatten > Move Segment.

13. Click both segments on the right and drag them to the new location.

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14. Click both segments on the left and drag them to the new location.

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15. Click Done/Quit from the menu manager.

16. In the menu manager, click Modify.

17. Select the two segments.

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18. Edit the three dimensions to the values shown.

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19. In the menu manager, click Regenerate > Automatic.

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20. To be able to view the 3D model more easily, change to the default background color:
◾ In the main window, click File > Options. Select System Colors and then select Default as
the Color Scheme and click OK.

This completes the procedure.

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