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Rename base part and keep external references

Question asked by Jim Bourque on May 4, 2020
Latest reply on May 7, 2020 by John Stoltzfus

I've created a part with many multi-body parts in it. I keep the solid bodies simple and don't add too much detail in them. I then open a new part and insert that part into it. I delete all the bodies except one and rename that as a piece part. I then finish the part with all the features it needs like fillets, taped holes, shell....etc. After the parts are complete, I create an assembly of them all

This works great.......until the boss wants you to change the file name to have a revision 02 on it. That means I need to change the file name of the master to have a REV02 at the end. If I do that, all my external referenced parts will break the link to the parent master part. If i'm not able to link them, I'll have to go thru each part and recreate them with all the features again and recreate the assembly model


Is there a way to get around this?



thanks - Jim