In this way,you just rename the original part. With "save copy as" in Inventor ,the original stays with its name and its copy is saved in folder with different name.
But the truth is,that I don´t use this command too much. Better solution in most cases is use "Save and replace" which is the same thing as "Make unique" in NX.
"In this way,you just rename the original part. With "save copy as" in Inventor ,the original stays with its name and its copy is saved in folder with different name."
The "save-as" function does not simply rename the existing file; it will create a new file with a new name and/or new location.
So the different is: Save as -save part/assem. with diff. name(location)...close original and open the new one
Save copy as - save part/assem. with diff. name and left open the original
Did I get it right?? I tried it now several times,and hope i understand it well..
A common place of confusion for users coming from other CAD systems. I've had some of out long time Solidworks users complain that NX is changing their assemblies. They would open an assembly, find the component they want to make a part similar to, and do a "save as" on it, only to discover the original component is no longer in the assembly. It took me awhile before I figured out what they expected, since what they described is the expected behavior in NX. I learned that in Solidworks, there is an option during the "save as", to "save as a copy", which leaves the assembly structure unchanged, but creates a new copy.
It still took some convincing that NX was working correctly, and they had to change how they worked, but I did learn where this confusion came from.
As Dave mentioned, since there is no “Save As” with an option of “Save As a copy” in NX, I use following methods. (quite lengthily)
PS: After using “Make Unique…” command, you have to Save (At least the new part) from its limbo state; otherwise it will be gone for good.
The logic behind NX is unbelievable. No save copy as ?
Why NX makes everything so hard like Daussault France Delmia/Catia does ?
Use Clone Assembly to copy files without touching the assembly. The only disadvantage is that this command won't use the open part. You have to navigate to the part you want to save as. But the advantage is that you can handle a complete assembly and more than one part at ones.