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Remove an obsolete selective instance
While working with shared assemblies, you may encounter a situation where all but one of a group of shared components no longer exist in the assembly structure. If the remaining share contains selective instances, it may be preferable to convert these into normal components.
The Sel Cleanup option is used when a selective instance exists but all the other shares of the context assembly have been deleted or unshared. In this event, the default instance of the component is "hidden" by the selective instance. As there is no longer a shared structure in this case, you can convert the selective instance to replace the normal default instance. The instance information (such as positioning and part color) that was defined for the selective instance then becomes the default information for the component.
The cleanup action effectively removes the original instance information from the component and from all selective instances below it in the assembly structure. The command does not work when there are other shares of the affected parts or assemblies at a different assembly level, as this would affect the default instance information for those shares.
To restore an obsolete selective instance:
1. Click Structure and then, in the Part & Assembly group, click Selective.
2. Click Cleanup. The Sel Cleanup dialog box opens.
3. Specify the part or subassembly to convert to a normal instance:
Select it from the Structure Browser.
Enter its path and name in the Source data entry field.
Click the part in the viewport.
4. Click to complete the operation.
Creo Elements/Direct Modeling converts the selective instance to replace the default instance (and converts all selective instances below it in the assembly structure), retaining the selective instance's instance information.