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trying to "save as copy" existing assembly with hole wizard to new name

Question asked by Dave Krum on Aug 25, 2014
Latest reply on Aug 28, 2014 by Dave Krum

Hello All,

I'm trying to save an assembly containing two parts to a new assembly with different part names and I'm having some trouble.  I don't usually get involved with assemblies, just single parts but I'd like to learn more about assemblies where I need to adjust just a few dimensions, then hopefully be able to save them as new assemblies.

Basically, I have several two part assemblies that are all very similar with just a few dimensions changing.  I have one completely modeled (assembly is Assem1 containing parts DMK98 and DMK99).  I have both parts blank (no holes) and used hole wizard thru the assembly of the two parts to locate the holes (and propagate holes back to parts).  I wanted to try this since most of the holes go thru both parts.  Now say on the next assembly I need to adjust one of the vertical dimensions but everything else stays identical to the first assembly.  Since the hole pattern is different, the two parts now have new names.  What I did was save each part (DMK99 and DMK98) as "save as copy" to a new name and did the same for the assembly (Assem1).  But now when I open the new assembly, it still is linked to the old parts.  I am lost at this point.  I don't wanna lose the hole wizard holes which were placed in the original assembly but those holes are going thru the original parts, and I don't believe I can reference these holes and the mates to new parts.  Any advise/help would be great.  I've been reading on here about changing references, but I don't think that will change the two parts that are in the assembly.  I've attached both original parts and the assembly.  Thanks and much appreciated!