11 Replies Latest reply on Dec 13, 2017 10:17 AM by JOHN GEORGE

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

    Kevin Andrews

      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?