Create Assemblies

Create an assembly and add parts to it in the Model Browser.

  1. Do one of the following:
    • Right-click on an assembly in the Model Browser.
    • Right-click in empty space in the modeling window.
  2. From the context menu, select New Assembly.
  3. Enter a name for the new assembly.
    Names can be any length. The only restrictions on the characters you can use in a name come from your intended use of the model after you export it. If you intend to export your model to other applications, you should follow any restrictions that software may have for object names. Typically, the following characters should be avoided: " ' * ? $.
  4. Press Enter.
  5. Drag parts or other assemblies onto the target assembly.
  • To copy a part into an assembly rather than moving it, hold down Ctrl while dragging-and-dropping.
  • Parts and sub-assemblies within an assembly are positioned in space relative to the parent assembly. If you translate or rotate a parent assembly in the modeling window, its parts and sub-assemblies move with it.
  • Assemblies do not have their own color, visibility, or material properties. Changing any of these properties for an assembly actually applies the change to the individual parts within the assembly down to the lowest level in the hierarchy.