Is there a propper way to relink an idw to a different part or assembly file? ie without changing filenames in windows explorer.
the issue i'm having is that i quite often create parts and drawings that are similar, instead of creating a new drawing each time, i save a copy of the drawing, change the name of the referenced part / assembly in windows explorer, then relink the drawing to the new part / assembly and save, i then have to go back and change the filename back to the original so that the first drawing will open. this is a long winded work around for an option that, in my opinion, should be included in the software.
there are lots of posts about this and yet still not included, other packages allow you to do this (solidworks), so why not autodesk??
does anyone know if this option is included in inventor 2012 or will be added to later releases?
Note: I know that it is possible to do this within design assistant, but would prefer to have an option within inventor file open dialogue.
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Sorry the first post got messed up.
After making your new drawing copy open that new drawing and go to the manage tab. Select the Replace model Reference. That wil open a dialog, select the filename and then select the folder incon to the right. Select your part or ****'y that you want to reference in your new drawing.
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