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Is there a way to use a part in multiple assemblies?

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Is there a way to use a part in multiple assemblies?

Using Creo Elements/Direct Modeling Express, I want to use a part in multiple assemblies and when I change the part, I want the change to show up in all of the assemblies. Currently, it doesn't seem to work that way.

Please suggest how I can do this.

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Re: Is there a way to use a part in multiple assemblies?

Use "Create Share"

Its located in "Part&Assy" main menu ...

you can share single parts or assemblies.

the help page from Modeling explains "Share" in the following way.

From you description this seems to be the way you are looking for.

It is recommended to use the Share functions in preference to the Copy functions for any parts and assemblies which are used more than once in a model. By sharing parts, you ensure that modifications made to one shared part are automatically reflected in all other shared instances of that part. This sharing of modifications applies not only to changes in the geometry of a part but also to changes in the base settings and other shareable attributes.

When sharing parts or assemblies, the largest proportion of data, particularly data concerned with the geometry of a part, is shared between all instances. Consequently, this shared data exists only once in memory. In addition, a small amount of data must also be duplicated for each shared item, for example, positioning data.

Creo Elements/Direct Modeling does not make a distinction between original parts and shared parts. If you make a modification to any member of a group of shared parts all other members in the group are automatically modified.

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Re: Is there a way to use a part in multiple assemblies?

Use "Create Share"

Its located in "Part&Assy" main menu ...

you can share single parts or assemblies.

the help page from Modeling explains "Share" in the following way.

From you description this seems to be the way you are looking for.

It is recommended to use the Share functions in preference to the Copy functions for any parts and assemblies which are used more than once in a model. By sharing parts, you ensure that modifications made to one shared part are automatically reflected in all other shared instances of that part. This sharing of modifications applies not only to changes in the geometry of a part but also to changes in the base settings and other shareable attributes.

When sharing parts or assemblies, the largest proportion of data, particularly data concerned with the geometry of a part, is shared between all instances. Consequently, this shared data exists only once in memory. In addition, a small amount of data must also be duplicated for each shared item, for example, positioning data.

Creo Elements/Direct Modeling does not make a distinction between original parts and shared parts. If you make a modification to any member of a group of shared parts all other members in the group are automatically modified.

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