dear frnds, i have a part file, which i have created for casting. i want to create a machining model. so i want to insert that casting model in a new empty part file. y because, after removel of material in machined model, if suppose i made any change in casting model it must reflect in machining model. pls any of u can ans me? This thread is inactive and closed by the PTC Community Management Team. If you would like to provide a reply and re-open this thread, please notify the moderator and reference the thread. You may also use "Start a topic" button to ask a new question. Please be sure to include what version of the PTC product you are using so another community member knowledgeable about your version may be able to assist.
Sounds like you need to use Inheritance. You need a full pro/E licence for this functionality. I think it is not avaliable in Pro/Foundation. Set up a new part file, just with default planes/axis etc. This represents your machined from casting part. With your existing casting part open use Insert tab then select Shared data and then Inheritance from another model. browse to & select your new part & locate- thats it your casting model.prt is inserted into your m/c from casting.prt. hope this helps
vinose, The common Pro/E technique for doing what you want is as follows: Create a new assembly. This will be a "dummy" assembly used only for passing geometry to your new part in a connected, dependent manner. In the assembly create a new part (Three Datums or Empty). With the part active, select Insert--Shared Data--Merge/Inheritance. You have the choice of References/Copy Datums and will want to leave Options/Dependent. Done. Now you can do machining on the new version, and changes to the original casting will be passed (through the medium of the dummy assembly) to the machined version. David
Nigel, The description of the "old" technique was a follow-on to your earlier post. If you don't have Inheritance capability at the part level, you can still do it with the Assembly technique. David
As David mentioned that, I am able to make Inheritance featured by using Component operation in the assembly in foundation licence. Also I have deleted created assembly then also there is inheritance feature is working.