Controlling Creation of External
You have the option to not
references when designing in the context of an assembly. This
option is useful:
In a multi-user
environment where you use data from components controlled by other users
to define your new component, but you do not want subsequent changes to
their components to affect your component.
product data management system does not allow external references in documents.
If you select No External References,
no in-place mate is created when you create a new component. Also, external
references are not created when you reference the geometry of other components,
such as when you use Convert Entities
or Offset Entities, or extrude
Up to Vertex of another component.
To specify that external references not be created:
Click No External References
- or -
Click Tools, Options,
System Options, External References, and select
Do not create references external to
You can switch No
External References off and on as you work in an assembly to create
external references for some components but not for others.