I have been having difficulty with the component placement during assembly.
Here is a simple example:
Assemble an additional component to an existing assembly, in the case a simple bracket.
Mate 2 surfaces, insert a pin into a hole and the SHOW COMPONENT IN ASSEMBLY WINDOW view has the component correctly oriented (and I understand that it is only partially constrained).
Select the Done green check mark and presto ... oh wait .... that's not what I wanted, I wanted what was in the preview. Now I have to go back in a redefine the placement and add the additional constraint. If it had shown me that while I was in there the first time I could have saved some time.
Why is that? Seems like a bug in the component assembly routine.
Can any help me (other than saying "fully constrain in the first place)?
I hate when that happens. I got no solution but I can give you empathy. And as a wise guy once said, "fully constrain in the first place"
I recommend you disable the "assumptions" that Creo makes for you when partially constraining components.
I also don't want to use these partially constrained components as a type of a "mechanism" substitute. If it is meant to be dragged, then it should be defined with a proper mechanism connection.