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What is the best way to manage common blocks between dft files

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Is there any way to have blocks available between more than one dft file? I want
to be able to change a block in one file and have the changes to the block be active
in the same block but in a different dft file. Is there any possibility?
John
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Re: What is the best way to manage common blocks between dft files

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John,
Blocks from one file may be used in another file. However, once it is
inserted into the second file, it becomes an instance in the second file and
is not associative to the file it was inserted from.
There is a symbol object that may do what you need. A Draft file may be
inserted into another Draft file as a symbol. Open Solid Edge Drafting Help
and click on the Index tab. Search for 'symbol'. You should see 'symbol
libraries' and 'symbols'. 'Symbol codes' is something else and does not
apply here. Read about symbols and their usage.
What you want to do is to use linked symbols. When doing this, you must
maintain the location of the symbol file so that any Draft file you insert
the symbol into knows where the symbol file is located.
Do not use symbols in all cases as a replacement for blocks.
Regards,
Rick B.