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Using the PropertyManager to Move a Component

To move components with the PropertyManager:

  1. Click Move Component (Assembly toolbar) or Tools > Component > Move.

    The Move Component PropertyManager appears, and the pointer changes to .

  2. Select one or more components in the graphics area.
  3. Select an item from the Move list to move the components in one of following manners:
    Option Description
    Free Drag Select a component and drag in any direction.
    Along Assembly 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.
    Along Entity 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.
    By Delta 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.

  4. Under Advanced Options, select This configuration to apply the movement of the components to only the active configuration.
  5. Click or click Move Component again when finished.


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