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Using a Triad to Move a Component

To move components with a triad:

  1. Right-click a component and select Move with Triad.



  2. Drag elements of the triad:
    • Dragging an arm drags the component along the axis of the arm.
    • Dragging a wing drags the component along the plane of the wing.
  3. To type specific coordinates or distances, right-click the center sphere and select from the following:
    Option Description
    Show Translate XYZ Box Moves the component to a specific XYZ coordinate.
    Show Translate Delta XYZ Box Moves the component by a specific amount.
  4. 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.
    • Alt + 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.



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