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Editing Definition of a Smart Component

You can add, delete, or modify associated components, features, and mates of a Smart Component. You edit the definition of the Smart Component by reconstructing a temporary assembly from the defining data stored in the Smart Component document.

To edit the definition of a Smart Component:

  1. Open a component that has previously been defined as smart.

    When you establish a component as smart in the Smart Component PropertyManager, data captured in the component document includes external references to associated components, plus information necessary to create associated features and reconstruct the defining assembly.

  2. Right-click Smart Feature in the FeatureManager design tree and select Edit in Defining Assembly.

    A temporary assembly opens. It contains the Smart Component and its associated components and features.

  3. Make any necessary changes to the temporary assembly, such as adding new components or modifying features.
  4. Click Edit Definition on the pop-up toolbar.
  5. Make changes in the Smart Components PropertyManager, such as selecting newly-added components for Components associated with Smart Component or changing configurations in the Configurator Table.
  6. Click .
  7. Save the assembly and click Yes to save the referenced models that have been modified.
  8. Close the assembly.

    The changes in the defining data are saved in the Smart Component document. The temporary assembly disappears.



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