This command, on the assembly level, creates copies of iMates from the individual parts contained in the assembly. Therefore it is possible to connect to iMates that otherwise would be located deeper in the assembly/subassembly structure (thus of no use for the iMates connections).
iMates publishing direction
This command has not settings.
Open the (sub)assembly with the component containing iMate(s).
Run the command and click the Select component button.
Select the component containing iMate(s).
Confirm the selection with the OK button.
In the parent assembly, insert the component with the second half of the iMate.
Do not use the in-place editing mode to publish iMates (i.e., do not publish iMates when in-place editing the subassembly within the main assembly), iMates would be published directly up to the parent assembly.