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Reordering Parts and Sub-Assemblies

Barry Shiong

Question: When I reorder sub-assemblies or components in the SolidWorks feature manager, often they are moved into another sub-assembly, rather than simply moved in the tree. Is there a way to move these sub-assemblies without this occurring?

Answer: Yes. If you hold down the "Alt" key, while dragging the sub-assembly or component, SolidWorks will not add the file to another sub-assembly.

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    DAVID DILLON

    We had struggled a long time with reordering but never inquired before if there was a way to avoid dropping items into sub-assemblies.
    Thanks for asking the question