As per this thread, similar issue:
I know it is a older post. Please have a look into it, if possible.
Is there any option to change the template in below case.
I have a ".prt" file which uses a "X" template and now ".prt" is in "B" revision.
Now, I want to use the "Y" template for that .prt file
FYI: I have 1000 of .prt files need to use the "Y" template.
Do you have any suggestion on this?
It is not possible to replace a template. A template is used only for initial creation of a part, assembly or drawing.
You can create a mapkey that has the changes that have been made to your initial template and apply that to change the existing parts.
Yes, I agree with your note.
Actually, the scope is to change the Template in order to reflect those in the "Type" Attributes as shown in the image.
Oh! I am not sure. I will explain my scenario.
We have a total of "5" customized template part to select while creating a document. Those Template name will be displayed there.
That may require going into the database directly.
As I said, the template is ONLY used to create a new object and its contents are 'copied' to your new object name. There is no method to reapply a new template to an existing object.
If you list the nature of the changes to your start template, the community may be able to give you some ideas on updating the old parts.
For example, if you just have parameter changes in the new template, you can setup ModelCHECK to update the models and automate the update with ptcdbatch.
Also, there are 3rd party vendors that may be able to help as well. I believe Etrage has a tool that may work for you.