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Dragging Connected Components

You can drag assembly components through their range
of motion based on the current connections and applied
constraints.
• Drag components using Point
Drag.
• You can create snapshots
to capture the positions of
components.

Dragging Connected Components 2
Figure 2 – Viewing a Snapshot
Dragging Connected Components

Dragging Connected Components 1
Figure 1 – Dragging Assembly
Components

Dragging Connected Components 3
Figure 3 – Viewing a Second
Snapshot
One method of testing your assembly connections involves dragging the
assembly through its range of motion. To drag an assembly, click Drag
Components
and then select a part model. You can select edges,
points, axes, datum planes, or surfaces to initiate the dragging movement.
The components move according to the applied connections. The selected
entity is always positioned as close as possible to the cursor location, while
the remaining components stay connected to each other.
To quit dragging, you can either middle-click to return the components to their
original position, or click to leave the components at their current position.
The default option when dragging components is Point Drag, as shown in
Figure 1. You can also select Body Drag.
Creating Snapshots
After moving connected components to a desired position, you can create
snapshots of that particular location in the graphics window. Snapshots
enable you to return the assembly components to a particular position. You
can create multiple snapshots and quickly move the assembly to specific
positions by activating each snapshot

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