Replace Geometry

Replace a part in your model with an alternative design.

All existing attributes and connections such as materials, contacts, supports, fasteners, joints, displacement constraints, gravity, temperature, enforced displacements, and manufacturing constraints are automatically maintained.

Important: Features where boundary conditions are applied need to coincide in the part you are replacing and the replacement part.
  1. Open or create a model.
  2. Right-click the part you'd like to replace and select Part Replace, then do one of the following:
    • To import a new part from a CAD file, select From file, and then select a file.
    • To select an existing part in the current model, select From part, and then click a part.
  • If the geometry does not align or you have unexpected results, try turning off the Part Replacement: Auto Positioning option in the Preferences.
  • Motion entities are supported.
  • When selecting a part from a CAD file, materials in the CAD file will not be read.