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How to copy a model with its drawing?

How to copy a model with its drawing?

Pro/Experts,

I want to copy one assembly in the same folder with most of the parts being
reused and one part created as new with new name. I want to copy the
associated drawing of this assembly and parts with new name to create a
revision. How to do it? I would appreciate any suggestion. I am floating
this question in 2 forums as I expect answers from both places.

Regards,

Anurag Verma
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Indian Space Research Organization,
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4 REPLIES 4

RE: How to copy a model with its drawing?

change the RENAME_DRAWING_WITH_OBJECT=BOTH in option files (config.pro) after restart the proe and by saving the assy or part will automatically save the related drawing file.

Thanks
Deevakar

RE: How to copy a model with its drawing?

IF the drawing and assembly filenames are the same! (Also, references
between the components and the assembly may force a new component name.)

Have a good weekend.

GE Healthcare Technologies
Clinical Systems
Monitoring Solutions
Eric R. Slotty
Mechanical Designer
8200 W. Tower Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53223

RE: How to copy a model with its drawing?

I don't think that setting the config option
RENAME_DRAWING_WITH_OBJECT=BOTH will work for a renamed part saved in
the context of doing a 'save as' on an assembly.  I think you'll only
get the new drawing for the assembly, but not for the part.

If you only need to swap out one part of many, you might be better off
making your assy a family table and using an interchange assembly to
swap the two different components.

Here's my method for doing what you asked (in 14 easy steps :-D):

1 - Open the assembly drawing
2 - Open the drawing for the part you want to rename
3 - Change the working directory to a new, empty folder
4 - In the assy drawing select File -> Backup. This will save the
drawing and ALL the files needed to open it (assy, parts, sub assy's,
drawing format ...) in the new folder
5 - In the part drawing select File -> Backup.
6 - Rename the part drawing using File -> Rename
7 - Rename the part using File -> Rename
8 - Save the part drawing.
9 - Rename the assy drawing using File -> Rename
10 - Rename the assy using File -> Rename
11 - Save the assy drawing
12 - Change your working directory to the main database folder (where
the assy & drawing originally came from)
13 - In the assy drawing select File -> Backup.
14 - In the part drawing select File -> Backup.

Now you have a new assy that uses all the old parts but the one you
renamed.

Doug Schaefer
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Doug Schaefer | Experienced Mechanical Design Engineer
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RE: How to copy a model with its drawing?

I am attaching a PDF of a process that will accomplish the same thing . It
is a couple of steps more but the isn't any working directory change
required. I am not saying it is better just a different method.

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