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Renaming Virtual Components

Question asked by David Lewis on May 25, 2019
Latest reply on Jun 20, 2019 by Koos Kubus

I am modelling an assembly with virtual components in SW 2018.

I deleted the first couple of components I designed, rather than start over - the first component that I kept was Part4. The next component I created was automatically named Part1, and I suppressed it during the design of another component. That subsequent component was also named Part1, and I can't seem to be able to rename either component. Now it won't let me unsuppress one unless I suppress the other, because there are now two components named Part1.

 Okay, since typing the last sentence, it deleted the original Part1 and now it is exactly the same as the new Part1, SO THE OLD PART1 IS GONE.

 

When I try to rename a component, a window says "Invalid component name, it is too long or has invalid character(s)."  Nevermind that it should have a semicolon instead of a comma! 


How can I resolve this? First, I don't want this to happen again, and second, can I really not rename virtual components?

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