Moving a Component
To move components by dragging:
Drag a component
in the graphics area.
moves within its degrees of freedom.
prevent this behavior, clear Move components
by dragging in Assemblies
To move components with a triad:
Right-click a component
and select Move with Triad.
Drag elements of the
To type specific coordinates or distances, right-click
the center sphere and select from the following:
Click in the graphics area to turn off the triad.
To move or align the triad:
Drag the center ball to drag the triad freely.
drag the center ball or an arm and drop it on an edge or face to align
the triad with the edge or face.
Right-click the center ball and select Align
to, Align with Component Origin,
or Align with Assembly Origin.
To move components with the
Click Move Component (Assembly toolbar) or Tools,
The Move Component PropertyManager
appears, and the pointer changes to .
Select one or more components in the graphics
Select an item from the Move
list to move the components in one of following manners:
- Select a component and drag in any direction.
XYZ - Select a component and drag in the X, Y, or Z direction of
the assembly. The coordinate system appears in the graphics area to help
orient you. To select the axis you want to drag along, click near that
axis before dragging.
- Select an entity, then select a component to drag along that entity.
If the entity is a line, an edge, or an axis, the component you move has
one degree of freedom. If the entity is a plane or a planar face, the
component you move has two degrees of freedom.
XYZ - Type an X, Y, or Z value in the PropertyManager, and click
Apply. The component moves by
the amount you specify.
To XYZ Position
- Select a point of a component, type an X, Y, or Z coordinate in the
PropertyManager, and click Apply.
The component’s point moves to the coordinate you specify. If you select
something other than a vertex or point, the component’s origin is placed
at the coordinate you specify.
You can select and move one component or group of components after
another while the Move Component
tool is active.
Options, select This configuration
to apply the movement of the components to only the active configuration.
Click or click Move
Component again when finished.
while moving a component.
You cannot move a component whose position is
fixed or fully defined.
You can only move a component within the degrees
of freedom allowed by its mating relationships.