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 the selected instances only. The other instances in the assembly 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 Save As dialog box, enter a name and click Save
  3. In the dialog box, click OK when prompted to save the component with a new name.
    The assembly references the new component for each instance that 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.