Adding SmartMates from the Move Component PropertyManager

If a component is already used in other mates, you can move it only within the degrees of freedom allowed by those mates. Also, you cannot add SmartMates to an instance in a component pattern.

To create SmartMates while moving a component with the Move Component PropertyManager:

  1. Click Move Component on the Assembly toolbar.
  2. In the PropertyManager, under Move, click SmartMates .
  3. Double-click a component, then click a valid mate partner.
    The Mate pop-up toolbar appears.
  4. Add a SmartMate, then click .
  5. Click in the PropertyManager.