I have a bracket that our vendor changed. We use it in a lot of assemblies. However, the vendor changed the hole size and type. When I change the hole type or size in the dialog box, the hole change causes the mates in upper level assemblies to break. Is there a way I can change hole size or type without breaking mates? I did find one way, but it is not favorable. I can give the diameter a custom size and then add a countersink to pretend it is a smaller hole instead of actually changing the hole size. This is not favorable because the feature is still listed as a 1/4" hole if another user goes to edit the bracket. I can edit the description of the feature, but if they go to edit the hole, it says 1/4". Am I stuck with having to fix all the mates in the assemblies that use this bracket?
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