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Swapping parts in an assembly.

Swapping parts in an assembly.

Swapping parts in an assembly.

I made the mistake of swapping out parts incorrectly and it caused me half a day's worth of work!!  I wanted to exchange a rev B component for a rev C component.  Hopefully the following will save others from the same mistake.

1. Open the assembly file and go to modeling.
2. Open the assembly navigator.
3. Right-click on the component you want to change out.
4. Select: Close/Part
5. Right-click on component you want to change out, again.
6. Select: Open/Component As...
7. Browse for component filename that you want and select OK.  Component is replaced with the new one.

Good luck!

RE: Swapping parts in an assembly.

An even easier method is to use revisioning.
old part: 123456.00.prt
new part: 123456.01.prt

With the proper revisioning rules, the assembly can automatically load the 01 rev part when you open the assembly.

Also, if you have your assembly open and you want a new part number made from an existing part, use File-SaveAs, then save the component with the new number. The assembly automatically knows about the new component number, if you save your assembly.

"Wildfires are dangerous, hard to control, and economically catastrophic."

Ben Loosli
CAD/CAM System Analyst

RE: Swapping parts in an assembly.

If you use versioning, make sure you have "load latest" checked in your load options too.


RE: Swapping parts in an assembly.

Do u have to have UG MGR for revisioning or versioning?
I saw both versions of it in this forum. Which is right versioning or revisioning or may be they are both accurate?

RE: Swapping parts in an assembly.

It is actually called versioning, my mistake.

It does not require any PDM system to use.

The key is in setting up the versioning rules in the ugii_env file. A static file naming scheme is also required, but the vesioning rules are quite flexible. We set ours up in 1994, when we went to V10 and haven't changed them since.

"Wildfires are dangerous, hard to control, and economically catastrophic."

Ben Loosli
CAD/CAM System Analyst

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