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breaking references

Hello

I'm trying to remove 2 parts from my Creo 2.0 workspace, but Windchill insists that they cannot be removed without also removing the parent object.  The parent object does not use these 2 parts.  How can I break the link between the parent and children?

Thank you

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Re: breaking references

You may see some failed or missing reference in the Reference viewer window. You can RMB on the missing ref and hit break references.

Sometime you may not find the Break ref option. That time find the feature that is referencing this missing reference, go to that feature and redefine the feature to remove missing references.

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Re: breaking references

use the reference viewer to check for missing references and try to break them.

Re: breaking references

Hi mrv,

I got that far, but I can't figure out how to break the references in reference viewer.  Can you help me out there?

Thanks

Re: breaking references

You may see some failed or missing reference in the Reference viewer window. You can RMB on the missing ref and hit break references.

Sometime you may not find the Break ref option. That time find the feature that is referencing this missing reference, go to that feature and redefine the feature to remove missing references.

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Re: breaking references

That's kind of what I was afraid of, no break break references option.  Thank you for your help.

Re: breaking references

A workaround I found somewhere on this site (I can't find it now to add a link) is to export the parent object from my workspace, remove the parts with the goofed up references, then import the parent object back into my workspace, leaving behind the parts with the goofy references.  Some other stuff got messed up when I did this, and it took about the same amount of time to repair the assembly as it would to find and redefine the feature.

Update: I found the workaround https://www.ptcusercommunity.com/thread/6614

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