Saving Component Instances as New Files

You can save one or more component instances as a new file from within an assembly. The assembly points to the new file for those instances only; other unselected component instances in the assembly still point to the original file.

To save one or more component instances as a new file:

  1. In an assembly, in the graphics area or FeatureManager design tree, right-click a component or Ctrl + select multiple components and click Make Independent .
  2. In the dialog box, click OK when asked to save the component with a new name.
  3. In the Save As dialog box, type a name and click Save.
    The new component is referenced in the assembly for each instance you selected.
You can save component instances as new files for virtual and envelope components. You cannot save instances of patterned components as new files.