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jleonard2500
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Changing part file in drawing

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08-08-2012 07:09 AM

Is it possible to update an existing drawing to reference a new part or assembly file while maintaining associated views and possibly the annotation also? 

 

I have tasks which require frequent subtle changes to assemblies. These assemblies will then be given a completely new file name, so it is no longer just a revision change but a new part altogether.

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john.retzlaff
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Re: Changing part file in drawing

08-08-2012 07:21 AM in reply to: jleonard2500

Manage tab, replace model reference.

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jleonard2500
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Re: Changing part file in drawing

08-08-2012 07:32 AM in reply to: jleonard2500

I did not see an update model reference command on the manage tab (pic attached). Is this not available on 2010?

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john.retzlaff
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Re: Changing part file in drawing

08-08-2012 07:35 AM in reply to: jleonard2500

Not in 2010.

You will need to temporarily rename the file the drawing references, then open the drawing and resolve link dialog comes up you can link to the new file, then save.

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Re: Changing part file in drawing

08-08-2012 07:50 AM in reply to: jleonard2500

Thanks.

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karthur1
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Re: Changing part file in drawing

08-08-2012 08:32 AM in reply to: john.retzlaff

John,

Wasn't that functionality included in the "Subscription Advantage Pack" for 2010?  The OP is probably not on subscription, but if he is that might help.

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