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Inserting Smart Components into Assemblies

You insert a Smart Component into an assembly and position it with mates, exactly as you do for any other component. Then you activate the Smart Feature , and choose the associated components and features to add.

To activate the Smart Feature of a component:

  1. Insert a Smart Component into an assembly and position it with mates, exactly as you do for any other component.

Smart Components are identified by in the FeatureManager design tree and in the graphics area.

  1. Do one of the following:

    • Click Insert Smart Features , which appears over the component in the graphics area.

    • In the graphics area, right-click the component and select Insert Smart Features.

    • Select the component, then click Insert, Smart Features.

A preview window appears that highlights any reference faces needed to insert the associated components or features.

  1. Set options in the Smart Feature Insert PropertyManager.

  2. Click .

The Smart Component and its associated components and features are grouped together in a Smart Feature folder in the FeatureManager design tree.

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