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Matching Part Coordinate System to Assembly Coordinate System

Question asked by Jared Grinstead on May 12, 2011
Latest reply on May 13, 2011 by Matt Wallace
I'm a newb to SW and am having some difficulty using a global coordinate  system for my assembly.  I've created a Coordinate System in my main assembly  based on the assembly origin.  Now I want to create a new coordinate system in a  part file that matches the assembly coordinate system based on the part location  in the assembly.  The main goal here is in the future be able to bring this  part into a new assembly and mate its coordinate system to the origin and it be  placed exactly where it is now.  How do I do this?  I'm coming from using  SolidEdge and they way I would do it in SE is to create a new CS, click the CS I  wanted to be the origin and boom, it copied it.  SW doesn't work that way.  I  can place the new CS in the part file but the Z and Y axis are the wrong  direction and I have no geometry to use for reference to change the axis  orientation.