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Converting a toolbox prt to stand-alone

Question asked by Scott Keith on Aug 1, 2011
Latest reply on Aug 1, 2011 by Scott McFadden

We have this annoying problem here at Roadtec that certain parts originally created with toolbox templates (like nuts and bolts) reload the template file at update-removing all correct part number/name and PDM / DBWorks data.

If it were possible to "hack into" the part and remove the reference to the template, that would be desirable.

It is possible to change the templates directory name so that SolidWorks simply does not find it, but that is undesirable.


I have successfully replaced these parts with exported-then-reimported parts (via step, etc.) but this leaves all the original mates unsolved.


Simply put, how do you un-link this part without destroying it?