Managing External References

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External References (ER) are essential for a design project to ensure that components interface and fit together according to design intent. They make sure that models update automatically upon regeneration.

Generally, external references should be created only between a skeleton and a given model. External references between any other models are difficult to manage and should be avoided. If not managed properly external references may become bottleneck.




The topics covered are as follows.

  • What is “Part to Part” referencing and why it is tempting
  • Identifying and breaking the unwanted references
  • Rerouting the references to skeleton
Assembly of Components


Identifying the “Part to Part” referencing


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