Adding Parts to Assemblies

To insert a Toolbox component into an assembly:

  1. Open the assembly.
  2. In the Design Library task pane, under Toolbox , expand the standard, category, and type of the component to insert.

    Images and descriptions of available components appear in the task pane.

  3. Do one of the following:
    • Drag a component into the assembly.
      If you drop a component near an appropriate feature, a SmartMate positions the part in the assembly. For example, if you drag a bolt and drop it onto a hole, the SmartMate mates the bolt to the hole.
    • Right-click the component and click Insert Into Assembly.
      You can populate one or more holes in the assembly by preselecting the circular edges of the holes and then using Insert Into Assembly. If you do not preselect a hole, the part is placed at the assembly origin.
  4. In the PropertyManager, do one of the following:
    • To add a part with saved part number settings:
      1. Under Part Numbers, select a part from the list.
      2. Under Properties, optionally change values.
    • To add a new part:
      1. Under Properties, specify property values.

        For parts included with SOLIDWORKS Toolbox, the values in the list are valid standards-based values for the selected part. For parts that you add, the values in the list are preset by the configurations built into the selected part.

      2. To make reusing this part easier, optionally save the part number settings. See Managing Part Number Settings.
  5. Click .

    The part appears in the assembly.