Replaces a component insert.

BricsCAD Pro; BricsCAD Mechanical; BricsCAD BIM


Replaces a mechanical component inserted in the current drawing with another one selected from Select file component dialog box.
  • Mechanical blocks can also be replaced by other mechanical blocks.
  • The command does not support cross-replacement: each kind of component can only be replaced by a component of the same kind.

Options within the command

SIMilar inserts

Allows you to replace similar inserts automatically, depending on the chosen option.

  • Yes: replaces all similar inserts of the selected mechanical component(s) in assembly.
  • No: replaces the selected component(s) only.
component Type

Allows you to choose the insertion type for a replacement component. The following options are available:

  • Local: the new component will be local.
  • External: the new component will be external.
  • Keep as is: the new component inherits the insertion type from the replaced component.
  • component Default: the new component will be linked as specified in its source file.

See External and local components in the User Guide.

Parameter changes

Allows you to control which parameter values will be used after the replacement is complete.

  • Yes - reapply: parameter values of the replaced component are applied.
  • No - use replacement as is: parameter values of the replacement component are applied.
from FIle
Allows you to select a .dwg file from the Select file for component dialog box to choose the replacement component.