It's very annoying to make a instance into a standalone part to send it to a supplier, we don't want to send the entire family table to a customer that has Creo but will uses only ONE of the instances of the entire list which can be a huge list depending of the product.
Using Windchill we have to backup the entire family to work offline
Disconnect Creo from server (No Server)
Than open the generic file
Open the instance in session
remove it from the family table
finally back it up...
Reconnect to the server to work in another family table
Do it all again
When we know all the instances to backup we can do it all together, but still a pain.
Neither backup, export from workspace or save as works while connected to a server, it saves the entire family table instead of the instance.
It should be possible to do it right from Windchill or at least from workspace without disconnect from server.