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V5-how to force .drawing link change

V5-how to force .drawing link change

V5-how to force .drawing link change

If I have a .product & .drawing, then want to make a similar .product & .drawing, what method will allow me to “rename or save as new” each file, and force the .drawing link to agree? Am on R9SP4.

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RE: V5-how to force .drawing link change


using save management will help you to save the product file and its parts in a different location with links and/or with new file name. You can use the File>"Send To" option also to copy the product and parts at a new location with different name.

as far as drawing is concerned if u have renamed the product file then use Edit>Links>replace command to reestablish the link with other product file.

Else if the product name is same then just open the product to which u want the drawing to be linked and then open the drawing file. it will automatically establish the link with the opened product on saving.



RE: V5-how to force .drawing link change

I’ve tested the File>”save management” “save as” twice with excellent results with a paired set. Thank you. Now, can I also apply this to a mixed set? I’ve tried this same routine with unrelated .product and .drawing without success. When I open the “new/saved as” files in the new folder, the .drawing is still related to the original .product. At edit/links/pointed documents, the “find” option is grayed out. At edit/links I attempt to “replace”, select the file I want, open, and receive Incident Report Error, The link refused the document. At edit/links I attempt to “replace in session”, select the file I want, OK, and nothing happens. Is there a way around this? Also, I tried File>”Send To” with unrelated set, with the same results.


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