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Layout-based Assembly Design

In layout-based assembly design, you can switch back and forth between top-down and bottom-up design methods. You can create, edit, and delete parts and blocks at any point in the design cycle without any history-based restrictions. This is particularly useful during the conceptual design process, when you frequently experiment with and make changes to the assembly structure and components.

To create a layout:

  1. Open a new assembly.

  2. In the Begin Assembly PropertyManager, click Create Layout.

A 3D sketch opens, and Layout appears in the FeatureManager design tree.

  1. Create sketch entities and group related entities into blocks.

  2. Close the blocks and the sketch.

You can create a layout in an existing assembly by clicking Create Layout (Layout Tools toolbar).

Related Topics

Make Part from Block

Virtual Components Overview


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