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Creating an Envelope from a Component

You can change components to or from envelopes at any time. You can make an envelope from any component within the hierarchy of the assembly.

  1. Open install_dir\samples\whatsnew\assemblies\printer\printer_bottom.sldasm.

    The component case_bottom is already an envelope, as indicated by FM_envelope_part.png in the FeatureManager design tree and the component's transparent blue color in the graphics area.

    Now make jack_12 an envelope. jack_12 is a component of subassembly board_A2.

  2. Right-click jack_12 in the graphics area or FeatureManager design tree and click Component Properties menu_Component_Properties.gif.

  3. In the lower right corner of the dialog box, select Envelope.

    Exclude from bill of materials also becomes selected, because envelopes are never included in the bill of materials.

  4. Click OK.

    In the graphics area, the component becomes a transparent blue color. In the FeatureManager design tree, FM_envelope_part.png beside jack_12 indicates that the component is an envelope.

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