Breaking the Link from the Original Part File

You can break the link from the original part file to the inserted part file. By default, when you open a third-party native CAD part file, the inserted part file retains the link to the original file.

To break the link from the original part file:

  1. In the FeatureManager design tree, right-click the inserted third-party native CAD file and click Break Link.
  2. In the dialog box, click one of the following:
    • Yes, break the link (cannot be undone) . Breaks the link of the inserted part file from the original file.
    • Do nothing and cancel the command . Exits the break link command.
    Select Do this for all components to break the links to all the components of the assembly file.

Right-click the top-level part node and click Break Links to break the links for all 3D Interconnect feature links in the part.

This is an irreversible action. After you break the links, you cannot reconnect or update the part with the original part. The Import Feature PropertyManager is also unavailable.