Subject: RE: PTC Case 12621353 Offset lines editing in an exploded state
Thank you for responding.
I do not have a problem with the “Offset Lines” if I save the state of the model. I have the issue of when I replace a part in the assembly for which an “Offset Line” is attached. They are marked with a yellow triangle in the model tree. The option of changing a reference is not available.
I was just going through this exercise just as your email came in so it is fresh. I do not get the chance to reroute the reference to the NEW cylinder surface; I must delete and re-create them. I am working with some older assembly models that have incorrect threaded insert models in them.
The more I do this, the more I avoid “Offset Lines” but I get over ruled by the reviewers of the assembly drawings. So I must put them in.
Please, do an experiment with them by saving a configuration then replacing a part with a new part and see what happens?
Unfortunately, what happens when a component is replaced, the offset line no longer has a parent reference and is frozen.
Currently, it is not possible to edit an offset line and establish new references, but I think this would make a great enhancement.
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