I’ve researched a little, but still not understanding the proper use of components and the component browser and I’m hoping someone can point me in the right direction.
I’m modeling a custom residential structure. In order to keep the model from slowing down from size, I have the project set up over a few different files. I’ve been copying / paste in place various elements from one file to another so as to coordinate and validate the entire structure. In the past some of the members here have advised me that components are a better way to do this.
In the first image, I have taken the steel columns on a floor, and made them a component by selecting all and selecting “make component”. I selected “Component Attributes” and locked the component’s position in the XYZ axis. And I saved to a local collection.
Now, when I go to bring this component into another file via the component window, I would expect that it would keep the position attributes and automatically be placed in its original location from the original file. But it doesn’t, as the second image shows. Same thing with importing it into another file - the position attributes get lost. So, I’m left with copy / paste in place.
Am I missing something?