Assembly3 AddPlacement

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Assembly Add Placement.svg Assembly3 AddPlacement

Menu location
Assembly3 → Workplane and origin → Add placement
Default shortcut
Introduced in version
See also


The Assembly Add Placement.svg Add placement command adds a Placement to an active assembly.

A Placement object will be created inside the Parts container of the assembly tree and a related placement item will be placed in the 3D view. It is placed at the assembly's origin and inherits the orientation of the assembly's local coordinate system, if the Assembly object was selected directly.

Assembly3 AddPlacement-01.png Assembly3 AddPlacement-02.png

Left: Tree view. Right: A placement near the assembly origin (shown as file origin here)

The assembly can also be selected indirectly by some item belonging to the assembly. Then the placement is placed at the item's origin and inherits the orientation of this item's local coordinate system.

Valid items are e.g. elements, bodies, vertexes, edges, faces, origins, workplanes, and other placements from either the Tree view or the 3D view.


  1. Activate the Assembly Add Placement.svg Add placement command using one of the following:
    • The Assembly Add Placement.svg Add placement button.
    • The Assembly3 → Workplane and origin → Assembly Add Placement.svg Add placement menu option.