Enhancement Details

Replace Unrelated Components

You can replace a component with an unrelated part or subassembly. Pro/ENGINEER provides the tools to map the references required from both objects to ensure that there is no feature failure due to missing references.

Product Information

Product PTC Creo Parametric
Product / Module PTC Creo Parametric
Version Wildfire 4.0
Product Functional Area Assembly
User Interface LocationEdit > Replace
Processes, Initiatives, and Best Practices

Benefits and Description

You can replace a part or assembly component at any assembly level and the target component and all its children are automatically replaced. From the Replace dialog box, you can map references from one object to the other. Using a table, you can highlighted and color-code reference tag for each target and source. Advanced and more granular reference definitions are also available.

Enhancements include:

You can automatically find pairs of references between the outgoing component and the replacement component. There are several pairing rules:

After autotagging, autoselection, or manual selection, a pairing table is created. You can store the pairing table in the current assembly or, if you have an AAX license, you may create a new interchange assembly. Both methods have advantages and disadvantages.

Storing a pairing table in the context of the current assembly:

Storing a pairing table as a separate interchange assembly (please note, this requires an AAX license) :


Replace Unrelated Components
Replace Unrelated Components
Replace Unrelated Components
Replace Unrelated Components

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