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How to copy a part within an assembly keeping external references

By Paulo Iscold on 15 May 00:05 4 answers 887 views 2 comments

I have a assembly, with some parts. There is a part that has external references to another part on this assembly. I want to copy this part, keeping the same external references, but I want to rename the new part so I can make further modifications without modify the original part. I am trying many ways to do that, but always the external references go out of context (interrogation mark after the part name). Do you know how to do this without mess with the external references?

4 answers

  • Sahedul Abedin
    Sahedul Abedin over 1 year ago

    1. List External References and delete them:
    if you open the sketch that is creating the Problem, you can right click on it and list the external references and remove them in order to avoid external references going out of the context.
    Alternatively you can save the part as parasolid.

    2. Save as copy and open:
    Use the save as and copy Option to save a copy of the part Independent of the original part.

  • Paulo Iscold
    Paulo Iscold over 1 year ago

    But I want to keep the references. What I want to to is to create another part that is pretty much the same of this part, but placed in a different position.

  • Mike Chatziapostolou
    Mike Chatziapostolou 10 months ago

    Hi Paul, did you ever find a solution to this issue? I know exactly what you're getting at and it's very frustrating!

  • Christophe ROCHE
    Christophe ROCHE 9 months ago

    I also searched without success ...
    However, you can work around the problem by using derived parts. It works perfectly for me.
    Best regards

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