Is there any way to place where the part copy goes when being placed inside a new part? The part copy always seems to be placed with the coordinate system exactly overlaying the system that is in place in the new part. This is kind of a pain when creating objects for subtraction, as in a mold cavity. I have taken to placing the part positive in a blank assembly, deleting the ground relationship and then driving the part to where I need it with offsets. I then can place the part copy of this assembly in my part. Seems like kind of a ridiculous workaround, and I was wondering if there was an alternative.
Are you inserting the part copy as a new body? If so, you can manipulate the body with the steering wheel. If in synchronous.
nothing easier than this!
Create coordinate sytems before placing a part copy.
In the insert form You also will find an option for a different coordinate system to place to.
So You can create Your mold nestings as You like it.
The base coordinate system only is in use if there is no other to take
If in Ordered, use Move Faces and use the Body option... Move it to where you want it. Not as easy as using the Steering Wheel UI.
Maybe somebody will see fit to upgrade the Move/Rotate Faces commands to use the Steering Wheel and make it consistent with the similar move/rotate face operations in Synch...
the sad answer is, that in Sync mode any Part Copy is not associative to the original part.
This only can be done with an Ordered Part Copy, but not with the Sync.
So to "update" this copy You just have to insert another copy of the new part and replace the old one with it.