Ted Beauchamp

CONTROLING ORIENTATION OF PART IN ASSEMBLY

Discussion created by Ted Beauchamp on Mar 13, 2009
Latest reply on Mar 18, 2009 by Matthew Lorono
This seems like it should eb easy, but I searched and could not find any help with it.
I have a part model created by our customer. I need to make an assembly to design tooling for the part. When the part model was created the face they selected for the front is the face that I want to be the top in my tooling assembly.
If I insert the part into my assembly it is automatically inserted in the assembly with the part front side as it was designed. I tried opening the part and changing the view orientation of the part but when I try to insert it it is still their top face facing towards my front. Any suggestions on how to either change the orientation or unlock the part so I can mate a different face to my top plane?

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