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To Replace a Component with an Interchange Assembly Component
When you replace a component with an interchange assembly component, the parent/child relationships between the components is maintained. A dependency is also created between the assembly and the interchange assembly. You can break this dependency in the Reference Viewer.
1. In an open assembly, select one or more components to be replaced, right-click, and select from the shortcut menu or click Operations > Replace. The Replace dialog box opens.
2. Click Interchange.
3. To prevent creation of a dependency from the assembly to the outgoing component clear the Remember These Components check box.
4. Click , select and expand the interchange assembly, select the replacement model, and click OK. The name of the selected component appears in the New Component box.
5. Click Apply. The name of the replacement model appears in the Component Replace column in the Model Tree next to the name of the component being replaced.
6. Click OK.