OK - I figured out how to make the Center of Mass show - now the rest of the questions please...
You cannot directly add relations (ctrl+select) to the COM. You can however create a point in a 3D sketch and drag it onto the COM to create a relation. From there you can attach things to the 3D sketch.
Also, I believe you can simulate the hang in Motion Studies.
Kevin Andrews wrote:
AND - is there an option in Solidworks that would allow me to free-hang the blower - by holding the lifting device at the pivot point - to simulate how it will hang when lifted? If that makes sense at all...
You can position wherever you want your subpart or subassy in your main assy using mates.
Also you can change plane positions to change your perspective.