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Make multiple components uniquely independent?

Question asked by Michael Shinn on Apr 6, 2020
Latest reply on Apr 24, 2020 by Michael Shinn

I have to insert many identical components into an assembly and then individually edit them making them unique. Currently I will copy the component in the file explorer say 50 times, rename it to Component1, Component2... Component50 then insert and mate it 50 times and then edit each one. There has to be a better way to do this.


The components all start as the same (and in fact can have the same features which will update based on their position in the assembly) but I need separate, unique files for each one. Their positions are driven off sketches so I can pattern one to get them all in the correct place efficiently but I don't know how to make them all unique files after this point without opening and saving them one at a time or using the Make Independent function on each one.


In the end I will have to edit them one at a time but I'd like an automated "ish" way to insert them and make them sequentially named unique files if possible. As far as I know there isn't a natural feature of Solidworks to do this so I'm looking for a macro I believe.