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Regarding the specification of a toolbox part. Create custom properties within the toolbox to suite your needs. I came across the same issue when implementing PDM and the Toolbox in my company. We use both standard and stainless hardware. By adding custom properties you can have multiple variations of the "out-of-the-box" toolbox parts.
Using this method you should no longer have to save a copy.
I highly suggest populating all of toolbox parts that you will use prior to importing into PDM, otherwise you'll be checking in and out everytime you use a new size.
Another thing, if for some reason you want a copy of a toolbox part I suggest making another toolbox standard that uses the "Create Parts" option. We use this for gears and such. The toolbox can quickly generate the models and save to a seperate file, afterwards we can do further modification as needed.
Hope this helps...keep me posted.
This link shows you how to make a Toolbox part into a non-Toolbox part, you change the property state marker to No
We were tired of all the problems of toolbox parts and wanted multiple materials, vendors and part numbers for the same size of bolt.