Search turned up this old unanswered thread:
I'm trying to move a bunch of unconstrained parts in an assembly. I want them to stay the same distance relative to each other so I want to move them all at once as a whole group. As the above thread states, when I use CTRL + left mouse button and select the desired parts, only one of the parts will move.
Has anything changed since the above thread was posted?
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What if you demote all of these parts into a subassembly, then move the subassembly into place, then either mark the subassembly as phantom so it does not show in the BOM, or promote all of the parts back to the top level assembly and discard the subassembly? Will that work for you?
Edit: I just noticed that if I select the parts first and then click the Move button it works as expected. Can you get it to work that way?
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I just noticed that if I select the parts first and then click the Move button it works as expected. Can you get it to work that way?
It works that way for one move at a time. If you want to move a little more after the first move, you must quit the Move tool and restart it. Nice find, Curtis. I, at least, wasn't aware that you could do that.
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Actually you can move multiple parts multiple times without reslecting them using the "secret handshake". Just press the hotkey for move again without clicking anywhere in between the moves.
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