Asset Publisher and Magnetic Mates Enhancements

  • You can define multiple ground planes in an assembly. You can have only one active ground plane at a time. Components with magnetic mates and a defined ground plane are placed on the active ground plane.
  • When inserting a component with a magnetic mate, you can cycle through the connection points by using keyboard shortcuts. Use the left bracket [ to cycle through connection points on the moving component. Use the right bracket ] to cycle through connection points on the static component.
  • After inserting a component with a magnetic mate, you can enable the magnetic mate lock by clicking the Lock mate icon near the cursor.

Defining Multiple Ground Planes in an Assembly

An arrow indicates the active ground plane. You can add a ground plane or activate a different ground plane.

To add a ground plane:

  1. Click Insert > Reference Geometry > Ground Plane.

    For assemblies that have an existing ground plane, right-click the Ground Planes folder in the FeatureManager design tree, and click Insert Ground Plane.

  2. Select a ground plane.
  3. Click .

To activate a ground plane:

  1. In the FeatureManager design tree, expand the Ground Planes folder .
  2. Double-click the ground plane that you want to activate, or right-click the ground plane and click Activate.

Using the Keyboard Shortcuts

To use the keyboard shortcuts to cycle through connection points:

Select the component to use in a magnetic mate. With the component selected, use [ or ] to cycle through the connection points.

To customize the keyboard shortcuts:

  1. Click Tools > Customize > Keyboard.
  2. In Category, select Others.
  3. Under Command, select Cycle connection point (moving component) or Cycle connection point (static component) to change the keyboard shortcut.