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Part Instances in a Assy family table


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I have a part with a family table to it. And I have the same part in an assembly. Now I want to make a family table of the assembly, with the different instances of that one part. Is it possible? What is the 'element' that I am supposed to add to the assy family table, so that I can substitute it with different values (ie. different instances).



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Yes, it's possible - here's what you do:

Create a family table at the assembly level, and select the family tabled item to create a column (I assume you've gotten this far). Now, what you want to do is get rid of the standard Y/N setting, right? To do this, select Tools -> Replace Using -> Family Member. A dialog box comes up with your part's family table, so just select the one you want in that instance and voila!

Hope it works out for you.


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Thanks very much Xandu. That worked like a charm! I wonder whether I'd have gotten a solution this quick from the PTC Tech support. Thanks again!