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Changing a subassembly mate from main assembly level

Question asked by Thomas Kaggerud on Oct 11, 2019
Latest reply on Oct 11, 2019 by Thomas Kaggerud



We manufacture monitor mounts.
These mounts can be mounted on walls, desks, ceiling or whatever.


The mounts are one assembly

The mount assembly + wichever monitor selected becomes the next assembly
Then comes the third assembly wich can be, for instance, a desk + mount&monitor assembly.


Since we have many uses for the same subassembly (the mount) it's not practical to have X amount of configurations stored on the subassembly itself for every potential angle of the mount.


I would like to know if there is a way to relax a mate (in a subassembly) so that I can set the angle of the mount in the main assembly I'm working on (the GA) and not have to keep checking out and changing the sub assemblies (the mount) to add more and more angles to suit.



I'm having trouble phrasing myself in google to get the answer I'm looking for, but as far as I can remember Inventor has a function like this where you can relax constraints to allow for adjusting positions in a main assembly.

I assume there's a simple function for this but I can't find it.