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PROCON (Mechanical) (OP)
23 Dec 03 12:11
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.
iamcanuck550 (Mechanical)
23 Dec 03 13:55
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.

PROCON (Mechanical) (OP)
23 Dec 03 14:04
Thanks but if I make a change to Rev-a.prt I do not want rev-b.drt to reflect that change.
ttx (Mechanical)
23 Dec 03 15:26
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.
Helpful Member!  RocketRonnie (Mechanical)
23 Dec 03 18:56
Set the 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)
TXS (Industrial)
24 Dec 03 10:34
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

BRIANGAMER (Mechanical)
5 Jan 04 7:24
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.
donha (Mechanical)
19 Jan 04 16:28
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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