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want to break the update link on library parts

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want to break the update link on library parts

We have our fasteners in a centralized standard library, that the designer must open the part from when inserting into an assembly. After selecting the intended size from the "Select Instance" dialog, the fastener is then constraigned. If the inserted fastener is modified, that change is updated to the part in the centralized library. I would like the ability to break that link in certain utilizations.
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RE: want to break the update link on library parts

The only way I know to break the instance relation is just open the instance which you need and save it with unique name. Instead of saving the generic part.
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RE: want to break the update link on library parts

You could remove the version number from the filename e.g xx.prt.126 to xx.prt Pro/E will then always grab the non versioned file. An occaisonal purge will remove the unwanted modified versions except the last one.
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