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Creating an Envelope While Inserting a Component

You can designate components as envelopes as you insert them into assemblies.

To insert a component as an envelope:

  1. In an assembly, click Insert Components tool_Insert_Components_Assembly.gif (Assembly toolbar) or Insert > Component > Existing Part/Assembly.
  2. In the PropertyManager, under Options, select Envelope.
  3. Under Part/Assembly to Insert, select a part or assembly from the list or browse to select one.
  4. Click in the graphics area to place the component.

    In the graphics area, the component becomes a transparent blue color. In the FeatureManager design tree, FM_envelope_part.png or FM_envelope_assembly.png beside the component indicates that the component is an envelope. You can mate the envelope component to the other components in the assembly to position it precisely.



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