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Component Properties

View or change the properties of a component.

To view or change component properties:

  1. Right-click the component and select Component Properties .

  2. Set the following options, then click OK.

General properties

Component Name. The part name is displayed, but usually is read-only. (If you want to change a component name, you must clear Update component names when documents are replaced in the External References Options dialog box.)

Instance ID. The instance is 1 for the first time the component is used in the assembly; if it is used more than once, each occurrence is assigned a consecutive instance identification number.

Full Name. The combination of the Component Name and Instance ID. You can copy the full name from this box, and paste it into table cells when creating a design table.

Component Reference. Lets you store a unique designator for each instance of a component. The value you enter here appears in braces { } at the end of the component name string in the FeatureManager design tree. For more information about component references, see Component References.

Component Description. The description is read-only in this dialog box. You set it in the Summary Information dialog box of the component.

Model Document Path. The path to the component document is displayed.

Display State specific properties

Hide Component. Hides this instance of the component.

Referenced Display State. Lists the component's available display states, with the active display state in bold type. To switch to another display state for this instance of the component, select another display state from the list.

Change display properties in. Specifies which assembly display states to change. Select This display state, All display states, or Specify display state.

Configuration specific properties

The properties available depend on the type of assembly component you selected. See Component Configurations in an Assembly.

Related Topics

Appearance in Assemblies

Component Suppression States

Show Component Descriptions

Toggling the Visibility


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