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Solidworks Treehouse 2017 - How do I use the same part in different sub assemblies?

Question asked by Dan Pihlaja on Jan 18, 2018
Latest reply on Jan 18, 2018 by Dan Pihlaja

OK, I have a large assembly that I am beginning the design for, and I am trying to set up my structure in Solidworks Treehouse 2017, then exporting it directly into Solidworks.

 

It is working well....however....

I am not sure how to add another instance of the same part to another sub assembly.

I know that if I am working inside the same sub assembly and I want multiple instances of that part, then I just up the instance count...

But I want another instance of that same part in another sub assembly as well.

 

 

How do I do that?

 

Things that I have tried:

1) CTRL drag the part from one sub assembly to the other.  This successfully makes a copy of the card and places it into the correct sub assembly, but there is where the parametric-ability stops.  I would expect that, after making a copy, changing the name of one will change the name of the other, but this is not the case.  Therefore, I am doubtful that this is another instance....and is just a copy.  Not what I want.

 

I googled this and didn't find anything regarding this.

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