About the Transform Tool User Interface
Click Edit > Transform to transform the selected geometry.
The Transform tool user interface consists of the following items:
The Transform tab
Tabs within the Transform tab
The Transform Tab
The Transform tab consists of the following user interface items:
Constraint list—Contains the constraints applicable for the selected geometry. Automatic is the default. You can be change the constraint. The following options are available:
Mate—Positions two references of the same type so that they face each other.
Align—Positions two planes on the same plane or two axes as coaxial, or two points as coincident.
Insert—Inserts a revolved geometry surface into the revolved surface of an imported feature.
Coord Sys—Aligns the geometry coordinate system with the coordinate system of the imported feature.
Tangent—Positions two references of different types so that they face each other. The point of contact is a tangent.
Pnt On Line—Positions a point on a line.
Pnt On Srf—Positions a point on a surface.
Edge On Srf—Positions an edge on a surface.
Offset type list—Specifies the offset type for a Mate or Align constraint.
—Makes geometry reference and imported feature references coincident to each other.
—Orients geometry reference on the same plane and parallel to the imported feature reference.
—Offsets the geometry reference from the imported feature reference by the value specified for Offset.
STATUS—Displays the placement status such as No Constraints, Partially Constrained, Fully Constrained, and Constraints Invalid.
—Pauses the placement and moving of geometry.
—Resumes the placement and moving of geometry following a pause.
—Applies the placement and move options for geometry and quits the Transform tab.
—Cancels the placement and move options for geometry and quits the Transform tab.
Tabs on the Transform tab
The Transform tab consists of the following tabs:
The Placement tab—This tab enables and displays component placement and connection definition. It contains two areas:
The Collection area—Displays references and constraints.
The Constraint Attributes area—This area displays constraints list, offset type list, and status. The constraints list, offset type list, and status are the same as the ones on the Transform tab.
The Move tab—Use the Move tab to move the geometry in the imported feature. When the Move tab is active, placement operations are paused.
The following options are available on the Move tab:
Motion Type—Specifies a motion type. The default is Translate.
Orient Mode—Reorients the view.
Translate—Moves the component.
Rotate—Rotates the component.
Adjust—Adjusts the component's position.
Relative in view plane—Moves the geometry relative to the viewing plane. This is the default.
Motion Reference—Moves the geometry relative to a reference. The Motion Reference collector is activated.
The Motion Reference collector—Collects references for the motion of the geometry. Motion is relative to the selected references. This reference collector can collect a maximum of two references. Select a reference to activate the Normal and Parallel options.
Normal—Moves the geometry normal to the selected reference.
Parallel—Moves the geometry parallel to the selected reference.
Translation, Rotation, or the Adjust Reference box—Options for moving the geometry.
Relative—Displays the geometry's current position relative to its position before the move operation. This is for reference only.