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How to copy assembly to another folder and transfer links to new file

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etienne88ESW
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How to copy assembly to another folder and transfer links to new file

Hello,

The way we work:

Create a folder for a project: Lets call it WHI-006

Create parts for the project and save individually: Lets call them WHI-006-PART-x

Create assembly for the project: Lets call them WHI-006-ASSY-x

Insert parts-X into assy-x

Insert assy-X into main assembly called WHI-006-REVx

 

This is all good but when I am done designing, the machinists take over and start programing the parts. They often mess around with my model and add sketches etc.

 

When I open WHI-006-REVx to show clients, its often a big mess.

 

I don't know how to make it so that my model is untouched.

 

We tried copying all the files to another folder but the copied WHI-006-REVx still has links to the original parts and assemblies.

 

Is there a way to copy and the copied WHI-006-REVx have the update links to the parts in the new folder?

 

Problem then is if I change the design, the machinist doesn't have it.

 

I would appreciate if someone had a better way to do this so there are no more "conflicts" between departments.

 

Cheers,

E.

 

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jhackney1972
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You may want to look into using Fusion Milestones.  Milestones allow you to lock down specific assembly and component versions so you can move on with further design changes.  You can return to a milestone if needed and alter it and move it into the current version still preserving past milestones for use again.  The process takes some study to pull it off but it may help.  Here is a link to the Fusion Milestone help section.


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@etienne88ESW wrote:

 

This is all good but when I am done designing, the machinists take over and start programing the parts. They often mess around with my model and add sketches etc.

 

Cheers,

E.

 


Maybe look at derive to copy components to a new design for machining. That way the machinists can modify the derived components and they are still linked to your assembly so any modifications you make can propagate to the derived designs.

 

Another advantage to this is it keeps the file size down as the design and manufacture are in different files so you get better performance.

 

Mark

Mark Hughes
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Hello Mark,

 

Thank you for your reply. This is exactly what I needed. Is there a way to derive an assembly with multiple parts and that those parts are also derived?

 

Regards,

E.

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