Assemble Command in NX Assembly

In NX assembly modeling the “Assemble” command is used to:

  • Insert new components into the assembly
  • To create a copy of the component in the assembly
  • To move a selected component in the assembly
  • To rotate a selected component in the assembly
  • To relocate a component by creating constraints between parts

The “Assemble” command icon and location are shown in the figure below.
Also, the “Assemble” command opens automatically when a new assembly file is created. You can use or close it.

To create component copies by using the “Assemble” command

  1. Start the “Assemble” command
  2. Hold the “Ctrl” key on the keyboard.
  3. Click and hold the left mouse button on the part then drag in the graphics window.
  4. To create new copies, repeat steps 2,3
  5. Click the “Ok” button in the dialog box to create copies and exit from the command.

Note: If you can not move the component, release the “Ctrl” key then press the “Alt” key when dragging.

To move a component freely:

  1. Start the Assemble command.
  2. Hold the “Alt” key.
  3. Drag the component in the assembly.

To rotate a component:

  1. Start the Assemble command.
  2. Hold the “Ctrl” + “Alt” key.
  3. Click and hold the left mouse button on the component and drag the mouse cursor.

The “Assemble” command usage:

  1. Start the Assemble command.
  2. Select or open parts to locate in assembly. (You can select more than one)
    • Select a part in the graphics window.
      (The “Select Part” bar in the “Part to Add” group should be highlighted. If not, click on and activate the “Select Part” bar)
    • Select a part in the “Loaded Parts” list in the command dialog box. (Press “Ctrl” to select multiple components.)
    • Click on the “Open” icon to add new components to the assembly from the computer files.
    • Press the “Ctrl” and click and hold the left mouse button on the component then drag the mouse cursor. A copy of the component will be created on the graphics window.
  3. Click on the “Apply” button in the dialog box to create a component.
  4. To move or rotate the component:
    • Click and hold the left mouse button on the component then drag to move.
    • Hold the “Ctrl”+” Alt” key and click and hold the left mouse button on the component then drag the mouse cursor to rotate component
  5. To relocate components by creating constraints with other components.
    • Select a face on the component.
    • Select a face on another component.
    • A constraint will be created automatically between two objects.
      If you want to change the constraint method, select a new constraint style from the constraint list in the “Position Component” group.
    • If you want to change the constraint direction, click on the reverse icon near the “Reverse Last Constraint”
    • To create new constraints, repeat steps 5a, 5b
  6. Click on the “Ok” button to apply changes and exit from the command.

Note: Turn on the “Keep Constraints” checkout box to create constraints in the “Assemble” command.

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