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Replacing components without redoing the mates

Question asked by Marco Mintchev on Aug 27, 2013
Latest reply on Aug 29, 2013 by Marco Mintchev

I have a top assembly with many subassemblies and thousands of custom made bolts in them.

I need to replace all the bolts with new ones (many instances of the same bolt). I am doing this because we have created a new fastener library and I have to update the assy. with the new components.

So what I did is I named the mating surfaces of the old and the new bolts in the same way using the "Entity Property". I hoped that during the Replace Component operation I wouldn't get errors or need to re-mate my new bolts. It didn't work. The reason is that the original mates were done before I named the surfaces.

 

Do you know of a way to update the mates in assembly so they refer to the names from the "Entity Property" and not the automatically assigned internal ID?

 

Thanks in advance for your help.

Marco

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