Auto-Spacing Components

When you explode multiple components in one step, you can space them equally along an axis.

To auto-space components:

  1. Select two or more components.
  2. In the PropertyManager, under Options, select Auto-space components on drag.
  3. Drag a triad handle to explode the components.
    The selected components move, maintaining an equal space between them as you drag. Parallel components remain parallel.

  4. Optional: Edit the explode step in the following ways:
    • Use the drag handles to move the components and change their order in the chain.
    • Drag a component to another mated component to maintain the mate.
    • Change the auto-space distance. In the PropertyManager, under Options, move the Spacing slider.
    • Drag the components past your initial mouse drag to collapse and then explode the components in the other direction.