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Pack & Go - Breaking External Reference

Question asked by John Stoltzfus on Aug 5, 2014
Latest reply on Aug 6, 2014 by John Stoltzfus

Good morning -

 

I have been having issues with the Pack & Go, I'll try my best explaining it.  First I start off using a Sketch Part that consists of Sketches, Points, Planes and Axis or whatever else is required.  I build my entire assembly off of that sketch part, so if there are any changes I go to the Sketch Part and make my changes there.  This all works great, however I use the same Assembly file to do a Pack & Go - this "New" pack and go is used for another size or model, and if everything works well all I have to do is change my plan view dimensions and everything changes accordingly.  The Pack & Go feature was working great, however I started to have issues with the assemblies keeping the links to the original file - so when I make changes to the "New" assembly it doesn't allow me to do it, because it is still linked to the old file.  So I tried to "Break External Links" then I really lost it, because all links are broken, so the one assembly I could change the Sketch Part however I needed to go to the affected part and edit the sketch by removing the sketch relations.

 

Is there a setting that I should change in my Options??

 

Thanks,

 

John Stoltzfus

 

johns@keystonecollections.com

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