||This task will show you how to replace the reference common
to several instances by another one,
with the same position in the
specification tree, and with the same instance names or not, according to
The impacts emanating from the replaced component are automatically
reconnected by the Replace Reference command, provided the two
references are compatible in terms of publications.
||You need at least one component to replace (the first two
steps below deal with that).
- Save your model before replacing a reference.
- All instances of the reference to replace must be loaded in session, in design mode.
- To replace a reference, you must select a component with the same
publications and a compatible product structure.
- External references are taken into account only on the replacement of
a reference which has one instance only.
- There are two kinds of association for drills: standard or detailed.
- If a reference to replace has several instances, and if the replacing
reference has impacts IN, the Replace Reference command does
not allow this replacement.
the samples/DrillFrom directory,
show the injection side and hide the ejection side and the ejector system.
Create three sleeves ()
from the DME catalog, reference TD28-120 anywhere on the clamping plate.
Save your model then right-click Sleeve_TD_2.2.
Reference in the contextual menu (you can also
access it via Edit in the menu bar).
The Replace Sleeve dialog box is displayed.
Note that only the fields used for the replacement are available.
Select TD50-180 to replace it via the catalog button in
the dialog box.
In the Parameters tab:
- select the Keep Part Number check box if you
want to keep it (example: You have designed the mold with light user components. For the final
step of the design, you want to replace them by the complete corresponding
references and and you choose to keep the part number to make it clear
they have the same role).
- or clear it to replace the current Part Number by an
automatic one (example: the 3 sleeves share a reference (e.g. DME), and you need to replace
the common reference by another one (e.g. Rabourdin).
You choose not to keep the part number so that the part number of the
replaced reference has a Rabourdin definition).
Click OK to validate and exit the dialog box.
Note that the sleeve reference in the tree has changed and
the dimensions of the sleeve in the viewer now correspond to its new
If Impacts need to be reconnected, please refer to the Managing Tooling Impacts
If update errors occur, please refer to the Updating Parts
chapter in Part Design User's Guide.