In the assembly, if I accidentally drag and drop a part into a sub-assembly - is there a way to undo this action? or another way to drag the part out
I've tried but failed -
in the tree, you should be able to drag the part in question out of the sub-assy. but i could see it being difficult if you did not have parts left in the main Assy to separate the drag from the sub-Assy...
For the future, there is a way to keep that from happening. There is a key that you can hold down while dragging that will keep a part from being dropped into a sub-assembly. I'm at home now and can't verify but I'm pretty sure it's the shift key. If that's not it then it's alt.
Next morning edit: I was wrong, it is the alt key.
My question is how to undo if you drag and drop a part into the sub-assembly - in the other words, how to drag the part out
as I said, it should be a matter of just dragging it back.
You should be able to click on it and drag it back out. I just tried it and it worked fine.
I can drag the part between the sub-assemblies, but not out of the sub-assemly
I tried but always got the mesg: "Drag and drop failed"
I'm still using sw2011
can you pack and go the assembly? or at least a screen shot of the tree?
I think I know why
I have only 2 sub-assemblies inside a folder - so I need to drag a part into the folder before I can drag a part inside the sub-assembly out but sitll inside the folder - I hope I'm not confused anyone here
Option 1: click and drag part to the top item in feature tree to bring it into the current assembly (or to the top feature in a subassembly tree).
Option 2: right-click top feature of subassembly, then click "Dissolve Sub-assembly". Note this will eliminate the subassembly (not delete the file) from the current assembly, and bring all of its components into the current assembly.
Dragging and dropping between folders and subassemblies can be tricky. You can drag to a SLDPRT in the tree and leave it in the current assembly (in effect reordering). However, if you drag to a SLDASM, or a folder, it will drop into it. Make note of how the pointer arrow changes as you drag across various items. Note how the pointer is different to the left of a folder than it is to the right. To the right, it will put the item into the folder. To the left (with the U-turn arrow), it will place it below it. If you do not want the item placed in the subassembly or folder, try dragging it just below the Origin.
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