A common need when doing Technical Illustration for large vehicles is to add missing parts to the model as in many cases the CAD models are not complete (typical example: only one bolt in a wheel hub instead of all 8-12). For this reason there is a need to clone parts in the EBOM and position those.
The current workaround for this to reimport the model but as Creo Illustrate stops importing the same model twice and models are big a lot of tweaking has to take place (renaming the file or opening in Creo View and performing Save As Selected to reduce the data being imported, etc.). Importing a model twice is also a common use case for tool models that are being used in the scene.
Thus, the proposal is to:
1. enable cloning parts in the EBOM into the SBOM as instances
2. removing the limitation on importing the same file twice - Creo Illustrate should be able to assign different IDs to the two files instead