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Inserted Parts Are Placed Far From Assembly

Question asked by Matthew Watts on Aug 4, 2014
Latest reply on Aug 4, 2014 by bill campbell

I have problems when inserting parts into my assembly workspace.  I always have the beginning assembly/part mated to the origin, but when I insert other parts into free space (such as custom made bolts), I cannot get them to stay in the work area.  I place them all in a group right beside my assembly, and when I rotate the view to get a better look before individually mating them, they fly way off-screen.

 

Of course, they aren't really gone, but they are actually placed 35,000 mm (see attached image) from where I actually visually placed them, so I have to zoom out and struggle to locate them.  Using Zoom to Selection to find them from the feature tree doesn't help, because once you're there, there isn't much you can do, other than click part of the object, zoom back in 100x and hope once you get back that you can temporarily mate them to force them back into the right area.

 

Surely there is a simple way to "round up" all free floating parts into a common area, so that I do not have to go through this.

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