Replace Components PropertyManager
An assembly and its components may go through many revisions during
the course of a design cycle. This is especially true in a multi-user
environment where several users can work on the individual parts and sub-assemblies.
A safe, efficient way to update the assembly is to replace the components
You can replace a part
with a sub-assembly or vice versa.
You can replace one, more than one, or all instances
of a component at the same time.
To replace one or more components:
Do one of the following:
Set options as described below, then click .
The selected component instances are replaced.
If you chose Manually
select, choose the configuration to open in the Configurations
If you selected Re-attach
mates, the Mated
Entities PropertyManager appears. Additionally,
a window shows a view of the original component with the missing mate
entity highlighted, and the Missing
Entities popup toolbar appears.
Replace these component(s) . Select the components to replace. Select All
instances to replace all instances of the selected component.
With this one . Displays a list of open files. Select from the list or click
Browse to locate the replacement
Configuration. Select one of
The software tries to match the configuration name of the old component
with a configuration in the replacement component.
Enables you to select the matching configuration in the replacement component.
Re-attach mates. The software
tries to re-attach existing mates to the replacement component.
If the old component has
a mate that includes a named entity, and the replacement component has
a corresponding entity with the same name, the software uses the corresponding
entity when re-attaching the mate. You assign names to entities in the
Property dialog box.