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Enabling non-associative linked bodies?
Dean_Gardner Member Posts: 46 PRO
Is there a way to de-link a derived body reference in part studio? I.e. freeze the derived body status in time and delink its association with the founding part. Can this be done retrospectively?
eric_pesty Member Posts: 1,038 PROSwitching to a version will break the update cycle (i.e. freeze), no need to further "disconnect" as that wouldn't get you any further performance gains.1
Maybe the "bigger" question would why you would need to do this, i.e. what is your end goal?
I want a guide to help me design something new that has no history or references. I just want it to be static and unencumbered with history. To do this, I take the surfaces from a previous model and export them via step or parasolids, bring'm back into a part studio then create a derived reference to this neutered surface geometry. It creates a lightweight guide for designing the next generation without worrying about updates. I never make any references to the neutered surface geometry and I can always delete it but I never do.