Summary - Making a Family Table Instance its own Model
Here's how to do it without the rename:
- open the instance - open the generic - open the family table - delete the line for that instance from the table - select OK - you should get a message that part abc.prt is no longer family table driven - close & erase the generic from session WITHOUT SAVING! This is very important if you want the instance to remain in the family table and just need a copy to send to a vendor. - return to the instance and save it
You should then have a stand alone part with the same name as the table driven instance. You'll want to move that file out of the directory with the generic to avoid problems.