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rename a prt and a drw

rename a prt and a drw

rename a prt and a drw

I need to rename a prt and a drw. Then have the drw correspond to the new prt. Can this be done? Example: Rev-A.prt and Rev-A.drw renamed to Rev-b.prt and Rev-b.drw. Then open Rev-b.drw and it open with Rev-b.prt not Rev-A.prt.

RE: rename a prt and a drw

I believe that as long as both obects are open in Pro/E (i.e. in memory) at the same time, using the rename in Pro/E for the part and drawing will maintain the proper associations.


RE: rename a prt and a drw

Thanks but if I make a change to Rev-a.prt I do not want rev-b.drt to reflect that change.

RE: rename a prt and a drw

One thing you could do is save a copy of the part and drawing at rev.level B. After making the copy set all of the features in part A to read only - then close and archive the part and drawing. Now you can make the changes you want to the rev.level B file.  If anyone opens "A" by mistake, they will not be able to make modifications - unless the "read only" feature is disabled.

Hope this helps.


There is a check box: "copy associated drawings" when you start a new part - you would need to check this box for Pro/E to copy the drawing along with your part.

RE: rename a prt and a drw

Set the config.pro option rename_drawings_with_object to both.
Now when you do a save as on the part or assembly, the drawing is copied too (part and drawing must have the same name i.e. bob.prt & bob.drw)

RE: rename a prt and a drw

You have to make sure and rename the part first, regenerate any associated assemblies you want to use the new part and then rename/save the drawing.

Mark Megarity


RE: rename a prt and a drw

Just to add to what d3ets had said. Make sure you have both files in your working directory (a.prt and a.drw.) and you only need to have a.prt open.

RE: rename a prt and a drw

Call up your drawing and part. Rename the part using the radio button "Rename in Session". Activate your drawing, rename using "Rename in Session". Save the drawing.

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