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Inconsistency happens when parts get exchanged in an assembly

Inconsistency happens when parts get exchanged in an assembly

Inconsistency happens when parts get exchanged in an assembly

Steps to break the dependency:

  1. Use any original part (original.prt)
  2. This is assembled into assembly.asm
  3. Then create a copy of a surface of the assembled part in assembly mode.
  4. Create a copy of original part (original.prt) the new name is copy1.prt
  5. Now we redefine a feature of copy1.prt e.g. mirror slot
  6. Now we retrieve the assembly again and try to replace the part (original.prt) with the new part (copy1.prt). The feature used is “unreleated component”

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Unfortunately the references got lost.

The internal ID of the surface has changed without any need, because geometry in this area wasn’t changed.

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In future releases there must be an opportunity to exchange unrelated parts without loss of references.

Possible solutions:

  • the internal IDs in the copied part will remain unchanged
  • in Reference Pairing Table the user can automatically map the references of historically identical components (e.g. create a copy of original part)
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olivierlp
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Status changed to: Archived

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