2 Replies Latest reply on Sep 11, 2013 8:11 AM by Vincent Danilov

    Making a selected component virtual without other same-part component becoming virtual

    Vincent Danilov

      In a solidwork assembly-document where a part is used several times - upon selecting a part and making it virtual - all the other same-parts become virtual too. I want to write a small vb.net app which does this job (allowing to make only one component virtual - while the other same-source-parts remain unchanged)

       

      There has been some discussion on making a virtual copy of a component ( https://forum.solidworks.com/message/365183 ).

       

      Reading this thread it seems possible to copy the selected component, edit the component and save it - then one can replace the part reference.

       

      I wonder if someone has come accross the problem I address here ... because I can imagine that in the real world users often have a scenario where a part is used many times in a document and only one part needs to be made virtual.