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Replacing Toolbox Components

You can replace multiple instances of a Toolbox component with another Toolbox component by editing the components.

The components you replace must be configurations of the same parent component. For example, you can replace different lengths and sizes of the same socket head cap screw, but you cannot replace a nut and a bolt in the same operation.

To replace Toolbox components:

  1. In the FeatureManager design tree, select the components to replace.
  2. Right-click and click Edit Toolbox Component.
  3. In the PropertyManager, under Replace Component, click Change Fastener Type.
  4. In the dialog box, select the replacement component and click OK.
    The graphics area shows the updated preview geometry, manipulation arrows, and configuration flags for the components you replace.

    If one of the components is a seed for one or more component patterns, the components contained in those patterns are replaced.

    All applicable mates are updated with new references from the replacement components. If the software cannot automatically recreate any mates, the Mated Entities PropertyManager opens to let you edit and fix the mates.



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