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Adding SmartMates While Moving Components

You can add SmartMates when you move a component in an assembly, even if the component is used in other mates. As you drag the component into place, you can infer potential mate partners for creating different types of SmartMates

If a component is already used in other mates, you can move it only within the degrees of freedom allowed by those mates. Also, you cannot add SmartMates to an instance in a component pattern.

To create SmartMates while dragging a component:

  1. Hold down Alt and drag a component over potential mate partners.

The component becomes transparent and the pointer changes when it is over a valid mate partner.

  1. Drop the component to apply the mate.

  2. Click in the Mate pop-up toolbar.

To create SmartMates while moving a component with the Move Component PropertyManager:

  1. Click Move Component on the Assembly toolbar.

  2. In the PropertyManager, under Move, click SmartMates art\ASM-smrt.gif.

  3. Double-click a component then click a valid mate partner.

The Mate pop-up toolbar appears.

  1. Add a SmartMate, then click .

  2. Click in the PropertyManager.



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