Moving Packaged Components
Use the Assemble > Package > Move dialog box to translate or rotate packaged components that you positioned using the Add option, as well as components that were left with incomplete constraints.
Keep in mind the following:
After you add a component to an assembly, it is not removed when you choose Cancel on the Move dialog box.
As you move a component, the system records each movement until it completes the placement. You can use the Undo command until the component reaches its initial position. You can use Redo in the same way.
When using Adjust and View Plane to move a component, the system reorients the component so that the desired surface is perpendicular to the view direction.
The Move dialog box is similar to the Move tab on the Component Placement tab and has the following options:
Motion Type area—Determines the type of motion:
Orient mode—Orients the component with respect to specific geometry. Select the packaged component, then right-click in the graphics window to access the Orient mode shortcut menu.
Translate—Moves the packaged component by dragging it parallel to an edge, axis, plane, or the viewing plane; perpendicular to a plane; or until a face or axis on that component becomes coincident with another.
Rotate—Rotates the packaged component about an edge, axis, or point on the view plane; or until a face or axis on that component becomes aligned with another.
Adjust—Aligns the packaged component to a reference entity on the assembly.
Motion reference area—Select the direction reference:
View Plane—Uses the viewing plane as the reference plane (repositions the component in a parallel plane).
Sel Plane—Uses a plane other than the viewing plane as the reference plane (repositions the component in a plane that is parallel to it).
Entity/Edge—Uses an axis, straight edge, or datum curve (repositions the component in a line parallel to it).
Plane Normal—Uses a plane as the reference plane and repositions the component in a line that is normal to it.
2 Points—Uses two points or vertices (repositions the component in a line that connects them).
Csys—Uses a coordinate system axis (repositions the component according to the coordinate system direction).
Motion increments area—Select Translate or Rotate, and then set the increment by selecting a value from the list or entering a value. To drag the component without apparent increments, choose Smooth.
Position area—Enter the relative distance from the start point to the new component origin.
Undo—Undoes the last motion.
Redo—Redoes the last motion.
Preferences—Displays the Drag Preferences dialog box with the following options:
Dynamic drag—Snaps the component to placement constraints while dragging (default).
Modify offsets—Modifies the offset dimensions while dragging the component.
Add offsets—Adds offset dimensions to Distance and Angle Offset constraints initially created without offsets.
Snap options—Sets the tolerance distance and angle for active snapping.
Drag center—Selects a new drag origin point.