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Change the name of a part

Solution Partner Pioneer Solution Partner Pioneer
Solution Partner Pioneer

Hello everyone!

 

There is any way to change the name of a part and automatically update it in all the assemblys?

 

I use to use standard parts that I have in a specific location in many assemblyes, If I have to change the name of that part, I use to do it with the Desings Administrator. Then I have to upload the links in every assembly. there's any way to do it authomatically?

 

Thank you all!!

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Re: Change the name of a part

Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

Unless you're using a PDM Design Manager is the only way I know of.

Bruce Shand
ST10 MP10 - Insight - Win10 - K4200

Re: Change the name of a part

Solution Partner Pioneer Solution Partner Pioneer
Solution Partner Pioneer

Hello @bshand,

Ok, so the process is just change the name of the part from the Desing Manager and then relink the assemblies one by one?

Thank you

Re: Change the name of a part

Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

It would be easier to use the where used function in DM if indeed where used will find all the links. I've been using managed SE (TC or Insight) for so long I don't remember.

Bruce Shand
ST10 MP10 - Insight - Win10 - K4200

Re: Change the name of a part

Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

Hi @bshand

HI @BeatrizSeoane

 

 

 

Yes a "Where Used" from DesignManagaer will find all linked documents and a rename will be solved for them automatically.

 

Together with the "new" BiDM" the "Where USed" is a lot faster than with the old file access form Revision Manager

But it needs  to have the data on an index disc

 

regards
Wolfgang

Re: Change the name of a part

Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

What about in the case of plain old unmanaged SE? No PDM, no BiDM.

Bruce Shand
ST10 MP10 - Insight - Win10 - K4200

Re: Change the name of a part

Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

Hi @bshand

 

then I would like to say it is as it was with RM

 

The Where used will do the job but it will take a certain time to find all linked instances

 

regards
Wolfgang

Re: Change the name of a part

Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

Hi @bshand

 

 

 

but on the other hand, if YOu have - and this is the same here for me - Your old structure without any PDM or whatever - You can use the BiDM, create the directory indices and the stuff will be found a lot faster.

 

This - for me personally - is one of the highlight of ST9/ST10.

I must say, the only what I'm struggeling a little at the moment, is the automatically use of document number and revision as file name.

On the other hand, You will prevent  doubled numbers, and You will change to use properties rather than filenames, what finally will make evrything a lot easier.

You only have to be patient for a couple of weeks, as long as You get familiyr with this behaviour and procedere

 

Will see what I will say at Christmas time?

Give me a reminder then!

 

regards
Wolfgang

Re: Change the name of a part

Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

@hawcad wrote:

Hi @bshand

 

then I would like to say it is as it was with RM

 

The Where used will do the job but it will take a certain time to find all linked instances

 


OK. So for the WU links in Insight there's a database, and I assume in TC as well. With BiDM there's an index. How does WU track the links in plain old SE and Windows?

Bruce Shand
ST10 MP10 - Insight - Win10 - K4200

Re: Change the name of a part

Solution Partner Pioneer Solution Partner Pioneer
Solution Partner Pioneer
Hello @hawcad.

I solve it index the files. Afther these index If you change the name of one with the Desing Manager and you use "Where Used" it works correctly.

Thank you