Reference Topics > Copy or share a part or assembly in a linear direction
Copy or share a part or assembly in a linear direction
1. Click Structure and then, in the Part & Assembly group, click More.
2. Click Linear in the Create Multiple section. The Create Linear dialog box opens.
3. Click Copy or Share.
4. Click Source, then double-click the part or assembly in the Structure Browser.
In an assembly containing lightweight parts:
You can share but not copy a lightweight part.
You can copy the assembly as long as you share all lightweight parts in the assembly; for example, in a one-level copy (all children elements will be shared).
An error message appears if you try to create a deep copy of an assembly (all components are copied), which has a lightweight part.
5. Type a Basename. Each part or assembly name is automatically generated by adding the endings .1, .2, .3, and so on to the base name.
6. Optional: Type the name of a parent assembly in Owner if you want this element created as part of an existing assembly.
7. Click One Level if you want to share the children of the source part or assembly instead of making individual copies.
This option is available only in the Copy command.
8. Click Keep Attr if you want to keep the original attributes in the shared parts or assemblies.
This option is available only in the Share command.
9. Type a Number of shares to create.
10. Click Direction and set the direction with the Direction 3D tool.
11. Type an Offset value.
12. Click to complete the operation.