As a result of my inexperience, I am currently working on an assembly which sources parts from multiple locations on my D:\ drive. However, I need to move the assembly to a new location on a networked drive so others can access it.
My issue is that if I were to copy the assembly and its child components to a new location, the assembly would still reference to my D:\ drive - this would be fine for me, but not for people without access to my PC's D:\ drive.
Is there a way to save the model and its child components into a new location, with updated component references? Apologies if this is a simple request but I can't figure out a solution.
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I suggest using the Create Clone Assembly command.
This will load an assembly and components from multiple directories, then create copies in a location you specify.
Refer to the Help Documentation for more information
In addition to the load options and cloning function already mentioned; if you want to move your part files to a new directory and allow others to open them using the "as-saved" option, there is a utility called "ug_edit_part_names" that you can use. After moving your files, this utility allows you to edit the references in the assembly so that anyone using the "as-saved" load option will get the correct files.
if the components are still in different locations use the first time the seach folders in the load options.
if all te components are placed in the same folder as the assembly then use from folder.
And just a general caution -
When working outside TC, the more copies of a file (i.e. same filename, different folders) that exist, the harder it is later to go back & figure out which is the "correct" one to use.
If you are the only user, it is not so bad, but if there are multiple users, it can get "interesting"
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