We have an assembly where we assembled a part or sub-assembly several times throughout the assembly structure. In the design process we find that one of the occurrences needs to be different, and thus needs a new PN.
Requesting a function where we can highlight one of the occurrences and "Make Unique".
It would do a rename function on just that one occurrence
All the other occurrences throughout the model tree would remain the original name
The function should work for either a part or an assembly in the model tree
We would like this function to be strictly a Creo function (not involving Windchill)
Recommendation: right-click; Make Unique
This scenario happens frequently in design. We think we can reuse the same part or sub-assembly, over and over in the same design, but through the design process, we discover that one (or more or occurrences) needs that something extra or something different.
If we use the current Creo rename function, it will replace all occurrences in the model tree.
If we do a Save As on just the occurrence and then replace with unrelated component in the reporting assembly, it is way too many steps (especially since NX already has "Make Unique" functionality in two clicks and our NX users (450 users) use this function all the time.