Checking Assembly Symmetry

To check assembly component symmetry with respect to a plane:

  1. Click Symmetry Check tool_symmetry_check_utilities.gif (Tools toolbar).
  2. For Analysis Parameters, select one of the following:
    • Single plane to test symmetry with respect to a selected Plane.

    • Two parallel faces to test symmetry with respect to a plane midway between and parallel to selected Faces.
    • Two points to test symmetry with respect to a plane perpendicular to the line midway between two selected Points.
  3. For assemblies with subassemblies, select Treat subassemblies as components as required.
    Selecting this option checks symmetry with respect to subassemblies within the assembly, ignoring subassembly components. Clearing it includes subassembly components in the assembly symmetry check.
  4. To modify the color for checked symmetric assembly components:
    1. Under Color Settings, select Symmetric Components and click Edit Color.
    2. Modify the color and click OK.

    Similarly, you can modify the color settings for asymmetric components.

  5. Click Check.

    The checked symmetric and asymmetric assembly components are displayed in their assigned colors.

  6. When you select an assembly component listed under Symmetry Check Results, the component is highlighted in the graphics area.
  7. To save the symmetry check report, click Save Report.
  8. Close the Symmetry Check PropertyManager or click Recheck to run another symmetry check.