I need to create a copy of an existing assembly that has in-context references. In SW2007, I'd hit Save-as and click References to rename all the components. With 2014, when I click Save-as, there is no References button. What's the trick?
I tried that, but it won't create copies of the components.
I just got off the phone with our VAR and the problem is that I have the Windows Aero Themes turned off and Solidworks doesn't work correctly without it. The options that I need on the save-as dialog box do not appear without the Aero Themes. Crazy.
Wouldn't Pack and Go do what you need? You can re-name files as part of the operation.
Pack and Go will create copies of the components. I use it all the time.
I have a similar issue with in context parts, but I'm using EPDM and have been advised not to use pack and go. Is there another way around it? Or is there a way to find out what parts are 'in context' in an assembly?
I'm using SW 2014
I don't use EPDM, so I'm afraid I can't help. I'm sure someone that is familiar with it will reply. And if you don't mind my asking, why were you advised not to use Pack and Go?
Thanks for the reply, I ended up using the 'copy tree' command in EPDM for the top level assembly only, and didn't get any warnings.
I was advised by our VAR that pack and go can cause problem with EPDM, as it's a part of the solidworks explorer which we have been told not to use for the same reason, due to conflicts. But I not sure of the exact technical reasons.
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