Replacing Connectors
Use a functional interchange assembly to replace the assembly components that represent a connector with wires routed to it. In a functional interchange assembly, each coordinate system that has a wire routed to it on the connector being replaced must have a corresponding coordinate system on the replacement connector with an assigned tag.
The harness part must be regenerated to show the wires being routed to the new entry ports on the new connector.
If the connector is a subassembly, any entry port of any connector must be represented by a coordinate system that resides on the top level of that connector.
To Replace a Connector
1. Select the connector you want to replace.
2. Right-click in the graphics window and choose from the shortcut menu. The Replace dialog box opens.
3. Select one of the following Replace By options:
Family Table—Replaces the connector with a similar model from the family table.
Interchange—Replaces the connector with an interchange assembly. This option is available only when the connector is a member of an interchange assembly.
Module or Module Variant—Replaces the connector with a module or variant.
Reference Model—Replaces the connector with a model containing an external reference.
Notebook—Replaces the connector with a model from a layout.
By Copy—Replaces the connector with a copy. The new component is created based on the existing model.
Unrelated Component—Replaces the connector with an unrelated connector.
4. Click . The Open dialog box opens.
5. Browse to the part file that you want to set as the new connector and click Open.
6. Click OK. The Component tab opens.
7. Select the constraints and references.
8. Click .