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Moving Virtual Components

You can move virtual components within the hierarchy of the FeatureManager design tree. Existing references are ignored and the component is renamed.

To move a virtual component:

  1. In the FeatureManager design tree:
    1. Expand the subassembly containing the virtual component.
    2. Select the virtual component, drag it up or down, and drop it when the pointer changes to fm_reorg_assembly.png.

    The software warns you that if you move a virtual component to another assembly, the component will be renamed and links to the original component will be broken.

    You can suppress the message by selecting Don't ask me again if you know that you will always choose the default response. To restore a suppressed message, click Tools > Options > System Options > Messages/Errors/Warnings , and under Dismissed messages, select the message you want to restore.

  2. Click OK.

    The Assembly Structure Editing dialog box appears. It informs you that the component's InPlace mate will be deleted and its in-context sketch will go out of context.

  3. Click Move.

    The component is renamed to reflect that it is now a component of a different assembly.

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