Set Up Design Space Libraries

A Design Space library is an automotive focused library that can be used to rapidly create full vehicle architecture concept models.

The library consists of basic primitives that can be positioned and edited to generate the appropriate design space.

Figure 1.
  1. From the Assembly ribbon, click the satellite icon that appears when you hover over the Parts tool.
    The Part Browser opens.
  2. In the Part Browser, right-click and select Library > Libraries from the context menu.
    The Libraries dialog opens.
  3. Register and connect to a new library.
    1. Click to register a new library.
    2. In the Library template field, select DesignSpace.
    3. In the Library path field, enter the desired library path.
    4. In the Library name field, enter a name for the library.
    5. Click Add.
    6. Click Connect.
  4. Open the contents of the library.
    1. From the Home tools, Files tool group, click the Open Model tool.

      Figure 2.
    2. In the Open File dialog, navigate your design space library and open the file.
      The file contains the file hierarchy library structure.
  5. Load primitives from the file.
    1. In the Part Browser, right-click on the part(s) to load and select Representations > Load > from Library from the context menu.
    2. In the Change Representation dialog, select DesignSpace.
    3. Click OK.