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About the Save as Module Assembly User Interface
When save a copy of an interchange assembly as a module, the Component Chooser dialog box opens. Use it to determine which components of the interchange assembly are saved in the module. The Component Chooser consists of the following user interface items:
Model Tree
Model Graphics
Display buttons
File Name Generation area
Model Tree
The following menu bar commands are available:
Show—Sets the display of components in the Component Chooser Tree.
Check All—Shows all components.
Saved as Copies—Shows the newly copied components.
Reused—Shows the reused components.
Search box—Searches only expanded nodes. Start typing the name of a component.
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:
Save a Copy—Saves a copy of the component with the copied assembly.
Reuse—Reuses the original component in the copied assembly.
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.
Saved as Copies—Displays components with new names.
Reused—Displays components 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.
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 file names for the copied components by using options from this area.
—Selects all components in the Component Chooser Tree.
—Clears component selection.
Automatic—Automatically generates new names in a linked session.
Manual—Generates new names for components using one of these rules:
Use Template—Replaces a name or a part of a 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 name. To change the default, select it and type a new prefix.
Use Suffix—Adds a suffix to the name. To change the default, select it and type a new suffix.
Generate New File Names—Generates new names for all selected components using the template, prefix, or suffix.
Associated Items
When you save a copy of an interchange assembly, you have the option to clean Pro/Program code for new models.