Editing entities within a component instance

Editing the entities within a component requires you to enter the component's context. Editing or modifying the entities within a component instance affects the component definition and other instances of the component. To edit the entities within a component:

  1. Select the Edit > Component Instance > Edit Component to edit the component. Alternatively, context-click on the currently selected component and select Edit Component from the context menu. An edit bounding box will surround the component and entities exterior to the component will turn grey.
  2. Tip: Double-click on the component to edit the component.
  3. Make changes to entities within the component. Any changes while in the context of the component affects each component instance and the component definition. You can also perform inference alignments to geometry outside of the component while you are editing the component.
  4. Select the Edit > Close Group / Component to end the edit session. Alternatively, context-click on the component's bounding box and select Close component from the context menu.
  5. Tip: Click outside of the component to close the component.