You can create an abstract resource from an existing resource. This will replace the resource with an abstract resource that has the same settings as the resource it was created from.
Note: This action cannot be undone.
To replace a resource with an abstract resource:
In Diagram view, hover over the resource. From the Actions menu, select the Replace With Abstract option.
The resource is changed into an abstract resource and is indicated in the blueprint diagram by a dotted line around the icon.