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About Automatic Placement of Components
Components are often assembled using the same constraint types and references. Automatic placement allows faster constraining of components and simultaneous placement of multiple instances of one component. Components can be placed in an assembly by automatically matching component interfaces to interfaces or geometry in the assembly. You can set a default interface to be used when assembling components or select one manually. Use the following methods to automatically place components in your model.
Drag-and-Drop Automatic Placement
You can drag components into your assembly from the browser. Preselect references before assembling a component or select a drop location within the graphics window to help find the closest matching geometry. The autoplace_single_comp configuration option must be set to yes to enable automatic drag-and-drop placement of components.
Automatic Placement Using Interfaces
Define component interfaces to automate component placement. A component interface can be matched to an interface or to geometry in the assembly. Interfaces can be defined during component placement. Use assembly conditions or rules to ensure that the component is placed according to design intent.