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To Break a single instance drawing from a family table and to make it stand-alone drawing.

psimha
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To Break a single instance drawing from a family table and to make it stand-alone drawing.

Hi,

 

Please consider the scenario stated below:

 

a. We have a family table of a BOLT part.

b. The generic bolt has 5 instances under it.

c. The drawing is first generated for the GENERIC.

d. Then using the replace option in the DRAWING MODE, all of the 5 instances are looped into this drawing, so that, depending upon the instance selected during the replace option, the views in the drawing change to that particular instance selected.

e. Now, the requirement is, I need a method to follow which will help me to make this drawing of the instance selected as a standalone drawing. That is, the family table relation is broken with respect to this instance and the drawing, so that, I can go ahead and SAVE AS this drawing to a new number.

 

Request one and all to revert with solutions in this regard. Thanks in advance.

 

Best regards,

Simha


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Re: To Break a single instance drawing from a family table and to make it stand-alone drawing.

‌Based on my experience the only way I've been able to accomplish that is to create a copy of the drawing, set it to the generic, change the generic so that it matches the instance you are trying to copy, and then delete the family table.

Re: To Break a single instance drawing from a family table and to make it stand-alone drawing.

Duplicate the drawing via save-as, but don't change the model name

Open the duplicate drawing and set the duplicate drawing to use the instance you want with Replace in the drawing

Open the Generic model and remove the family table member with the duplicate drawing in memory.

Save the duplicate drawing and the generic model

This process allows the duplicate drawing links to the generic to be removed (because the instance was removed while the drawing is in memory.)

This makes the instance a stand-alone part because it was in memory when the entry in the family table was removed.

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