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Creating an Envelope While Inserting a Component

You can make envelopes from subassemblies. You can designate components as envelopes as you insert them into assemblies.

  1. Click Insert Components tool_Insert_Components_Assembly.gif (Assembly toolbar) or Insert > Component > Existing Part/Assembly.
  2. In the PropertyManager, under Options, select Envelope.
  3. Under Part/Assembly to Insert, click Browse.
  4. In the Open dialog box, browse to install_dir\samples\whatsnew\assemblies\printer\connector_and_bracket.sldasm and click Open.
  5. Click to place the subassembly in the graphics area approximately as shown.

    Now mate the envelope to the case. Coordinate systems have already been added to the models to facilitate mating.

  6. Click View > Coordinate Systems.
  7. Click Mate tool_Mate_Assembly.gif (Assembly toolbar) or Insert > Mate.
  8. In the PropertyManager:
    1. For Entities to mate PM_Entities_to_Mate.gif, select the two coordinate systems in the graphics area.

    2. Under Standard Mates, select Coincident and Align axes.
    3. Click PM_OK.gif twice.

      The subassembly envelope is mated to the case.

  9. Click View > Coordinate Systems to hide the coordinate systems.

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