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Smart Components

You create Smart Components from components that you use frequently that require the addition of associated components and features. Examples:

  • A connector with mounting screws, nuts, screw holes, and a cutout
  • A retaining ring with a groove
  • A motor with bolts and mounting holes

When you make a component smart, you associate the other components and features with the Smart Component. When you insert the Smart Component into an assembly, you can choose whether or not to insert the associated components and features. The following features can be associated with a Smart Component:

  • Extruded bosses and cuts
  • Revolved bosses and cuts
  • Simple holes
  • Hole Wizard holes

You can map configurations of the Smart Component to configurations of the associated components and features.

You can add auto-sizing capability to cylindrical Smart Components. When you insert the Smart Component onto a cylindrical component, the size of the Smart Component adjusts to fit the cylindrical component.

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