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How to automatically set the first inserted part, of an assembly, at the origin

Question asked by Kevin Andrews on Dec 12, 2017
Latest reply on Dec 13, 2017 by JOHN GEORGE

A few releases ago (currently running 2017), Solidworks changed the way that the first inserted part is placed in the assembly. It used to place the first part origin-to-origin automatically. Now, it just allows the user to randomly place the part wherever he/she wants - with no regard to the origin.

 

I can see pros and cons to each scenario, however, I wish that there was a way for the user to make that choice upon inserting the first part. Or is that an option?

 

Is there a "switch" somewhere that you can trigger to ask if you want this part placed at the origin?

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