Converts a standard support to a designed support by breaking the support into its constituent parts. You use this command to modify or delete individual parts of a standard support.
In some circumstances, you may want to modify an existing standard support in the model to better suit the requirements of your particular support situation.
Before modifying a standard support, you must convert the support to a designed support to break the support into its constituent components. You can use the Drop Standardcommand for this purpose.
If the support is already within a designed support and you click this command, the software breaks it into its components. If the support is not within a designed support and you click this command, then the software converts it to a designed support and breaks it into its components.
The software automatically creates a designed support parent and adds the standard to it when you add a part to a standard support.
In the Workspace Explorer, the icon for a designed support is . The name rule of the standard support is retained by the design support after the Drop Standardcommand is performed. The new design support uses the same tag name rule as the standard support and has a name defined as per the design support naming conventions. If the standard support name rule is user defined, the same name rule is used by the new design support and the name of the new design support is same as that of the standard support. There are few restrictions on a support hierarchy. A standard support cannot be the parent of a designed support, and a designed support cannot be the parent of another designed support.
Associativity with the supported object is lost because of this command. This means that the support parts do not automatically update if there is a change to route or structure objects.