Defeature - Motion

To allow motion in an assembly, you can remove details from groups of components and allow motion between the groups.

To open the Motion page of the Defeature PropertyManager:

  1. In an assembly, click Defeature (Tools toolbar) or Tools > Defeature.
  2. In the PropertyManager, select the Simplify Geometry method.
  3. Click Next until the Motion page appears.

Assembly Motion

Components to Group Specifies components to group together. Motion is allowed between groups, but not between components within a group. Select components and click Create Group.
  Group Lists the groups that you create. Select a group to highlight it in the graphics area. To dissolve a group, click Delete Group.


Mates Lists the mates that remain in the less-detailed assembly.

Section View

View and select internal components or bodies.

  Reference Section Plane/Face Specifies the plane or face to use to section the model. Select a plane or face, or click Front , Top , or Right to create the section view. Reverse Section Direction changes the direction of the cut.
Offset Distance Offsets the section from the reference plane by a specified distance.
X Rotation Rotates the section plane along the X-axis.
Y Rotation Rotates the section plane along the Y-axis.