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Move objects in a configuration
After you create a configuration, you need to move the objects (parts or assemblies) within the owner assembly. You can move them automatically with the Explode command, or you can move the parts manually using dynamic positioning.
Creo Elements/Direct Modeling records new positions while the configuration is active. The standard positions for parts and assemblies below the configuration's owner are not changed. Parts that do not belong to the owner cannot be moved unless you change the Configuration Settings.
If you set a configuration to the relative positioning mode, the parts move relative to their current positions in the standard view, even if they are moved in the standard view.
If you set a configuration to the absolute positioning mode, the parts move to the exact location recorded in the configuration, regardless of their positions in the standard view. However, if you do not move a part in the configuration, it will remain in its standard position unless you hold the part in the configuration.
To move an object in a configuration,
1. Activate the configuration by double-clicking it in the Structure Browser. If the configuration is active, you will see a green line under its name.
2. Move your parts or assemblies in the viewport. New positions are stored as you move objects. You can use any operation that moves objects in the viewport, including Dynamic Positioning, Relations, and Physical simulation.
3. Double-click the configuration to deactivate it when you are finished. The objects will move to their standard locations in the viewport.
You must have permission to edit a configuration's owner assembly to change the position of its parts