Is that possible to create mate automatically with the 3 principal planes as you add the part in the assembly?
top plane with top plane, front plane with front plane and right plane with right plane?
Actually, that will insert the part with the cardinal planes coincident, but it will be fixed not mated. I too do not like the (f) in my tree so I insert the part then mate the origins with “Align axis” checked. This will get you what you want (kind of) with fewer mates to resolve (1 vs. 3).
Yes! When inserting a part into an assy, just select the green check mark. Do not click in the graphics area.
almost, Kelvin. that will put the part where the OP wants, but it will fix it there, not mate it .
to autmatically mate it you will need to set up mate references - see the help.
has an older 2007 macro that does this
If you drag and drop the part into the assembly onto the Origin all the planes will be lined-up but not mated, you will still need to create the mates.
As some of you have said Kelvin's answer doesn't do 'exactly' as the OP asks... but he has the better option because you get 0 mates to solve and it is the fastest way to put the part where requested. So I say no mates unless there is something that hasn't been revealed as to why you would want or need 1 or 3 extra mates for no apparent reason
just my .02
I am with David. You can mate the origins (or custom coordinate systems) with the Align Axes setting ON.
Want to avoid mates altogether? Follow Kel's advice.
Adding mates (on the origins) allows you to add dimensions at any time. for this reason I prefer David's way
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