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Forming a New Assembly from Existing Components

You can form a sub-assembly from components that are already in the assembly, thereby moving the components down one level in the assembly hierarchy.

It is a good idea to position and mate at least one of the components before you begin, then select that component first.

To form a new assembly from existing components:

  1. In the FeatureManager design tree, select the components (individual parts or sub-assemblies) that you want to group into a sub-assembly. Hold the Ctrl key while you select. All the components must be at the same level within a single parent assembly.

  2. Right-click one of the selected components, and select Form New Sub-assembly Here.

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Select the components, then click Insert, Component, Assembly from [Selected] Components.

The Save As dialog box appears.

  1. Browse to a different folder if needed, enter a File name, and click Save. A new assembly document is saved in the folder you specify.

    A new sub-assembly is inserted at the level where the selected components were located, and the components are moved into the new sub-assembly.

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