This topic shows how models, that can replace other models in an assembly, are created.
When using the Replace Components function in SOLIDWORKS it is important that the replacement model contains the same internal ID's that have been used to mate the original model.
To ensure each replacement has the same ID as the original follow the steps below:
If you have files that can be replaced but do not have the same internal ID, consider placing them in sub-assemblies.
Use the sub-assembly as the replacement file and perform a save as on this file to create all replacements.
Wherever possible use the common planes (Front, Top and Right) to mate the base part.
Test each model can be replaced without error manually in SOLIDWORKS.
This ensures any errors will match those encountered by DriveWorks.
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