Part Modeling > UDFs and Groups > Operations on Groups > Replacing a Group
Replacing a Group
After you place the UDF, you can replace it with another one that has the same number of references and lists them in the same sequence.
When you replace the group, the system suppresses the original group and keeps it in the model. The suppressed groups are available for selection when you replace the group next time.
Children of the suppressed group are suppressed with the group.
An exception is when you replace a UDF group in a pattern. In this case, the group is replaced and the pattern is deleted.
In a group defined from a UDF that has a family table, you can replace any instance with any other instance of the same family table.
Note the following restrictions:
Both groups must have the same number of prompts, type, and order of references. For example, a group that uses a linearly placed hole cannot be replaced with a group that uses a radially placed hole; one has two references to edges or surfaces for linear dimensions, the other has one reference to axis for rotational center and one reference to the edge or surface for angular dimension. These are not compatible.
Groups with suppressed children cannot be replaced.
You cannot replace a Local Group.
Deleting a Replacement Group
Deleting the active group from the part deletes all the associated groups.