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About Legacy Slot-Follower Connections
As of Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 3, slot-follower connections are configured in Assembly mode as part of an assembly design and not as a separate Mechanism function. Slot-follower connections configured in previous versions of Pro/ENGINEER can be manually converted when the assembly is opened in Mechanism Design.
To convert a legacy slot, right-click it in the graphics window or on the Mechanism Tree and choose from the shortcut menu.
All slots in a model with multiple slots are converted at the same time. A single slot in a model with multiple slots cannot be converted by itself.
A legacy slot-follower connection is converted only if its references are still valid. Such slots can only be edited in Mechanism Design and, when selected, will open the Slot-Follower UI.