Return assembly contained member / alternate positions to normal assembly

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Hello everyone,
I was wondering how to return an assembly that contained members or alternate position to normal assembly again? I have tried to deleted the members from variable member table but remained 1 member that can not be deleted. Any help really appreciate.

Thanks
Destian
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Re: Return assembly contained member / alternate positions to normal assembly

Phenom
Phenom

Unfortunately you can't convert  an alternate assembly back to a normal one. However, you can use the 'save member as' button on the alternate assemby tab to save out one version to a standalone assembly - this seems like it would solve your problem.

Re: Return assembly contained member / alternate positions to normal assembly

Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor

Not possible  .. ! Smiley Mad

MfG -
Viv

Re: Return assembly contained member / alternate positions to normal assembly

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Hi Alex,

 

Thank you for your feedback, i actually did the way you suggest me. eventualy i have 2 sets same assembly now. Smiley Happy . however i just need to make sure with the expert here to get the correct answer Smiley Very Happy Thank you

Re: Return assembly contained member / alternate positions to normal assembly

Esteemed Contributor
Esteemed Contributor

@Destian I consider @Alex_H an expert.  He knows what he is talking about and the answer he provided is correct.


Thanks,
Ken

Production: ST9 MP7
Testing: ST10

Re: Return assembly contained member / alternate positions to normal assembly

Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor

But wat happen when you work on PDM or PLM system ??? then comes new part number etc,..   Got any solution for that ? Its not easy to replace the same file or a part or assembly in a PDM Smiley Sad

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Viv

Re: Return assembly contained member / alternate positions to normal assembly

Esteemed Contributor
Esteemed Contributor

@Black-Bird, I don't see it as a great difficulty. It would be like replacing any part after doing a where-used on the old one I think unless it's an old assembly that exists in many assemblies, some possibly released.

Bruce Shand
ST9 MP8 - Insight - Win10 - K4200

Re: Return assembly contained member / alternate positions to normal assembly

Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor

Yup you are right .. ! offcours an Old existing assembly ... ! 

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Viv

Re: Return assembly contained member / alternate positions to normal assembly

PLM World Member Phenom PLM World Member Phenom
PLM World Member Phenom

Inside of a PDM system, you may want to Save Member As a non-managed file.  Then manually go into your PDM system and replace the dataset for your Item (and Item Revision) with the saved-as file.


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Re: Return assembly contained member / alternate positions to normal assembly

Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor

That is great ... If u make a small vdo .. might be usefull for many ..with a PDM system ..Thankyou

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Viv