This topic advises the best method models
- Create your original model
- Mate the model into the assembly so that it sits in the correct location, mating it using front, left and right plane instead of faces. If you are using other planes, they again cannot be attached to faces, because if those faces disappear this will cause the mate to fall over.
- Open the original model
- Perform a File - Save As, and save it as a new name so that it creates a copy
- Alter this new file to be what the replacement file will be, without deleting any of the mating planes/surfaces. You can then capture this model to drive any features and dimensions.
How To: Replace An Instance With A Driven Replacement Model
How To: Replace a Component With a Static or Driven Replacement Model
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