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Saving Drawing of Family table to new Name

Saving Drawing of Family table to new Name

I have a drawing of a family table assembly, which details the generic and
several instances. Lets call this drawing and generic "1234.asm" and
"1234.drw" respectively. Inside the family table, there are instances
"1234_inst_a" and "1234_inst_b". I'd like to use the "Save a Copy" on this
whole package to a new number. All the names on all the non- library files
will have to update, as well as the instance names. I have the
"rename_drawings_with_object BOTH" set, so the drawing renames
properly...and all subcomponents of course rename properly. But the
instances of the top level assembly dont pass across. I have to export the
old Family Table and import it into the new assembly and of course the
drawing is still left looking for the old instances, from the old
assembly. If the old assembly isn't present, the drawing fails to
retrieve.

On a reasonably small job, I'd just rename each file one at a time,
working from the bottom up, with everything in session, and the assemblies
and drawings would update when I renamed the instances..but in the case of
the project I'm working on now, theres 700 some files to be renamed.

Anyone know a faster work around for this? Am I missing something? I could
swear I used to be able to do this, reasonably easily.

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Re: Saving Drawing of Family table to new Name

I should clarify that I'm using Pro/E 2001 (upgrading to Wildfire 2.0 next
month), and we do NOT
use Intralink

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I have a drawing of a family table assembly, which details the generic and
several instances. Lets call this drawing and generic "1234.asm" and
"1234.drw" respectively. Inside the family table, there are instances
"1234_inst_a" and "1234_inst_b". I'd like to use the "Save a Copy" on this
whole package to a new number. All the names on all the non- library files
will have to update, as well as the instance names. I have the
"rename_drawings_with_object BOTH" set, so the drawing renames
properly...and all subcomponents of course rename properly. But the
instances of the top level assembly dont pass across. I have to export the
old Family Table and import it into the new assembly and of course the
drawing is still left looking for the old instances, from the old
assembly. If the old assembly isn't present, the drawing fails to
retrieve.

On a reasonably small job, I'd just rename each file one at a time,
working from the bottom up, with everything in session, and the assemblies
and drawings would update when I renamed the instances..but in the case of
the project I'm working on now, theres 700 some files to be renamed.

Anyone know a faster work around for this? Am I missing something? I could
swear I used to be able to do this, reasonably easily.

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