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How to prevent modified parts, saved with another name, to be automatically updated if used in an assembly

Question asked by Hugo Silva on Aug 27, 2019
Latest reply on Aug 27, 2019 by Frederick Law

Hi,

 

I am building a large assembly of a few hundreds of assemblies/sub-assemblies and individual solid parts. I am using SolidWorks 2018. Some of my sub-assemblies are very similar. For example, in one of those, I have 3 individual solid parts. After I mate them together, I would like to create a new sub-assembly, by just changing one of those individual solid parts. I tried to do it and saving by: "save a new copy", but the problem is that the already existing instances of the old assembly automatically update to this "new" design. How can I prevent auto-update to occur, in the cases where I save the assembly with a new filename?

 

thank you,

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