Sometimes a design requires that you create and manage several different components. For instance, if your design contains 25 bolt/washer/nut combinations, do not manually create each fastener as a separate set of features. Instead, create just a single version of the bolt, nut, and washer, and then replicate that set of components across your design. Inventor Fusion has commands to support the placement and management of components and component instances.
Note: In Inventor Fusion, you can manage all the components in your design in a single Fusion file. Unlike some other CAD products, Fusion does not require the creation of separate files on disk to use components.
Inventor Fusion supports the reuse of components in your designs. You can use any component but the root component multiple times in your design. Each version of the component refers to the same component geometry, and is called a component instance. In the browser, each instance is numbered. In the example below, the Slide component is referenced twice.