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SAVE_AS with family tables and drawings

SAVE_AS with family tables and drawings

SAVE_AS with family tables and drawings

1) When I do a save as operation on a part/assm, the instance gives a warning that the name already exist. Which it does! How do I avoid this?

2) I have a drawing of an assm. (box and lid) The Generic has the door closed, the Instance with door open. Both assm are in the same drawing.

When I do a save_as on the assm (Generic) I expect the drawing and Instance to copy over. The drawing does, but the instance goes *$#*#* I get the warning 1) I can even see the instance in the open file box, BUT no real instance. Just an empty file with all the parts! Just to kick me when I am down, the new drawing refers to the old instance! HELP.

RE: SAVE_AS with family tables and drawings



You will never be able to use the "save_as" functionality for a part having instances.Instead use "copy" option.


Pro/E does not recomend having same name for two files of one type. As instance is also a part, when you "save_as" a generic part with some other name, both the parts have an instance of same name. To remove this warning, just open one of the instance and give some other name to it. Mind it, do not rename by editing in the Family Table. It is a bad practice.



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