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Examining the Definition of Smart Components

You examine the definition of a Smart Component in the Smart Component document, where all the defining data is stored.

To examine the definition of a Smart Component:

  1. Open the Smart Component.
  2. In the FeatureManager design tree, right-click Smart Feature and select Preview.

    A preview window appears, showing a temporary assembly of the component and its associated components and features.

  3. Under Smart Feature , expand Features , Components , and References , then select items from these folders.

    The preview highlights the selected item.

  4. Click anywhere in the graphics area to close the preview window.

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