I copied a part in an assembly and made modification to the new copied part, but the changes propagated also to the original part. how to avoid this? can this connection be cut?
Did you created a save as copy of the original part (and of course a new file name)?? If not then how you made the copy.
As Deepak said, please explain the process you used to make the copy. Did you take steps to change the references so that your assenbly would reference the new part?
hi karol did you hold ctrl key and drag to copy new part, if you did in the feature tree right click on part and choose make independent
I made an external part file and inserted it. then right clicked and selected Copy With Mates.
there is no Make Independent option on right click now.
Maybe i will make it virtual?
It's my understanding that the "Copy with Mates" doesn't make a seperate part file. It just brings another instance of the part(s) selected into the assembly and copies and/or modifies the mates. If you want a seperate part file that you can edit without affecting the original, then I suggest you go to Windows Explorer, copy and paste the part file, change the name of the new part, then make your changes. Then you can use the "Replace Component" function to replace whichever part is appropriate.
Steve Labonte wrote: hi karol did you hold ctrl key and drag to copy new part, if you did in the feature tree right click on part and choose make independent
Steve Labonte wrote:
This option is applicable for virtual parts.
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