If an article has a drawing, and I save it with a new name, I have the option to also automatically duplicate the drawing with the new name, and references are redirected accordingly.
ABC.PRT has drawing ABC.DRW
ABC.PRT is Saved As DEF.PRT - it automatically gets a DEF.DRW using DEF.PRT.
This does not work on subcomponents of assemblies.
I can in one operation Save As GHI.ASM (containing X1.PRT and X2.PRT) to JKL.ASM (containing Y1.PRT and Y2.PRT that are Save As copies of X1 & X2) and the drawing GHI.DRW will also be duplicated into JKL.DRW.
But there will be no Y1.DRW and Y2.DRW. The option to also Save As the drawing files is not there.
This is a major pain, because if I want to fork an assembly to test some new design and wish to preserve the painstakingly detailed drawings, I can only Save As the assembly, then I have to individually open each part and Save As them, and then replace them one by one in the assembly.
And the assembly drawing will b0rk, because all components got new identities. BOM balloons fail, dimensioning fails, et cetera.
Please add the "copy drawing" function for assemblies, because this is a scourge of my work. I know the problem can be solved by acquiring a PDM system, but it is not quite my position to demand such wherever I go as a consultant. Procuring Windchill is no small operation for minor companies, and not done for the convenience of a single contractor.