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Tip: Speeding Up Instance Retrieval
Creo Parametric retrieves an instance from disk using the following process:
1. Retrieves the generic
2. Copies the generic in memory
3. Changes that copy according to the parameters of the Family Table instance
4. Regenerates the copy
The generic and the instance are then both held in memory.
If, however, you have saved a particular instance as a separate model (using File > Save or File > Save a Copy), then Creo Parametric retrieves it directly without going through the regeneration process—at a considerable savings in time (especially for complex models with many features and/or components). However, the instance no longer has any ties to its former generic.