I need to update a lot of parts which are based on an old part template with a new revised part template.
Is there an easy work around for this?
Not the best news for you
A template is just a starting point for a new part. A model cannot simply be updated to a new template.
You can however get a macro to make the changes for you.
I would write a list of everything you want to change and work from there.
Post it up if you can.
You could also try using the macro recorder to get you started
What if I have recieved several parts from a customer which are all based on a template with an unknown number of changes? ..
I'm a rookie on macros, but can I set back everything in the above case to a standard SW template - and then work on from there and add my own changes?
See if Why aren't the changes I made at Tools > Options > Document Properties saved when I start a new Part? will help, starting here:
Retrieving data ...