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Example: Automatically Updating References to Assembly Instances
There is a generic assembly AB, which contains the components A and B. Component B has no instances. Component A has a Family Table with five instances in it.
Assembly AB has five instances corresponding to the instances in component A.
You can automatically update component B, so that it will have a Family Table containing instances to correspond to assembly AB.
1. From the Family Table dialog box in assembly AB, select Tools > Switch External References to Instances.
2. The system analyzes all the table-driven assembly members to identify those which have references to the generic assembly. It finds that component B has a reference. The Update References dialog box opens and suggests adding instances B01 through B05 to component B.
3. Click OK. The system automatically adds a column titled Reference Model into the Family Table for component B and populates the five new instances.