Instance (part)

An instance is a copy of a part that is linked to the original part.

Whenever one is updated, the other is automatically updated as well.

You can create parts that are instances of one another using the Paste Instance command from the part context menu.

  1. Right-click on a part.
  2. Select Copy from the context menu.
  3. Select Paste Instance from the context menu.
    The copy appears directly on top of the original part.
  4. Click and drag the copy to translate it to a new location.
  • When part instances are used as design spaces, they will generate identical shapes during optimization. Instancing information can also be imported from CAD files.
  • Symmetric constraints applied to the original part are not applied to the instances.