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About the Rename Component Chooser User Interface
When you rename an assembly, the Assembly Rename Component Chooser dialog box opens. Use it to determine how to name and save the children of the selected assembly. The Component Chooser consists of the following user interface items:
Model Tree
Model Graphics
Shortcut menus
Display buttons
File Name Generation area
File—Contains the following options:
Save—Saves the original names and the new names to a file.
Load—Overwrites the new names with names from an existing file.
Tree—Contains the following option:
Highlight Model check box—Highlights components selected in the Model Tree in the Model Graphics window when selected.
Action—Sets the default action in the Action column. The Following options are available:
New Name—Generates a new name using an option below.
Keep Name (default)—Keeps the original name.
Model Tree
The following commands are available:
Show—Sets the display of components in the Component Chooser Tree.
Check All—Shows all components.
New—Shows all nodes with new names.
Unchanged—Shows all nodes with unchanged names.
Search box—Searches in expanded nodes for the component typed in the box.
Select—Includes the following commands:
Advanced Search—Opens the Search Tool dialog box for selection of components from the main window.
Select in main window—Enables component selection from the main window.
—Sets the Component Chooser Tree options.
Columns—Displays the default columns available, click More to open the Model Tree Columns dialog box. Add or remove information columns.
Expand All—Expands all the Component Chooser Tree component nodes.
Expand To Selected—Expands the tree to see the components selected in the preview window.
Collapse All—Collapses all component nodes of the Component Chooser Tree.
Save Tree—Saves the Component Chooser Tree to a text file.
The Model Tree columns are set using the Columns options. The following columns are available by default in the Model Tree:
The first column contains a list of high-level components and children.
Action—Shows the action on the component:
Renaming a component—New Name or Keep Name.
New File Name—Displays the new file name of a component.
Common Name—Displays the common name of a component.
Model Graphics
The Model Graphics window displays graphics for selected components.
Show—Sets the display of components in the preview window.
Check All—Displays all components.
New—Displays all nodes with new names.
Unchanged—Displays all nodes with unchanged names.
—Sets the display of components in the preview window.
Show Hidden—Displays hidden components.
Auto highlight on selection—Highlights selected components.
Auto update preview—Automatically updates components.
Update Preview—Shows updated components. This option is available when Auto update preview is not active.
Shortcut Menu Commands
To access shortcut menus, right-click the assembly or a component in the Component Chooser Tree or preview window.
New Name—Saves the renamed component with a new name.
Keep Name—Saves the component with the original name.
To access Tree column shortcut menus, right-click the column header. To sort the column in ascending or descending order, click the column header.
Group By—Groups the nodes in the tree according to values in the column. Only one column can be grouped at a time. When you sort a second column, the nodes under each group are sorted.
Ungroup—Returns the components to the original structure. This command is the same as Options > Restore original structure.
Columns—Click a column name to hide or display the column. Click More to open the Model Tree Columns dialog box. Add additional columns and click OK.
To access additional shortcut menus right-click the Component Chooser preview window.
Hide—Hides the selected component.
Unhide—Unhides the previously hidden component.
Unhide All—Unhides all hidden components.
Shaded—Displays the model as shaded.
No Hidden—Displays the model with no hidden lines.
Hidden Line—Displays the model with hidden lines.
Wireframe—Displays the model in wireframe.
Refit—Refits the model view to the window.
Next—Selects the component closest to the pointer.
Previous—Selects the previous component.
Pick From List—Opens a list of components adjacent to the pointer. Select a component from the list.
Preview window buttons—Sets the position of the preview window.
—Appears to the right of the Model Tree.
—Appears under the Model Tree.
—Appears on top of the Model Tree.
—Appears to the left of the Model Tree.
—Hides or unhides the Model Tree area.
—Hides or unhides the Model Graphics area.
File Name Generation Area
Automatically generate new names for the renamed components by using options from this area.
—Selects all components in the Component Chooser Tree.
—Clears component selection.
Automatic—Automatically generates new file names in a linked session.
Manual—Generates new file names for components using one of these rules:
Use Template—Replaces a file name or a part of a file name with new text. Type the text to replace in the first box and the replacing text in the next box.
Use Prefix—Adds a prefix to the original file name. To change the default, select it and type a new prefix.
Use Suffix—Adds a suffix to the original file name. To change the default, select it and type a new suffix.
Generate New File Names—Generates new file names for all selected components using the template, prefix, or suffix.