Save As ( Drawing Editor )

Tool summary :

  • Creates a copy of your current drawing and gives it the new name that you enter.
  • The newly named file then becomes your new current drawing (the one you see on screen). Since only one drawing is viewable at a time in a Drawing Editor session, your original drawing is closed, and changes made to that original current drawing are not saved. For this reason, you may want to Save ( Ctrl + s ) changes made to your original drawing before doing a Save As .
  • Save As can create a copy of a member detail, sheet outline, job standard detail, global standard detail, symbol, global symbol or reference drawing. To create new copies of a sheet and save changes to your current sheet, use Save Reuse . For an erection view or submaterial, you must first create the item in Modeling , then auto detail to generate a drawing. Save As cannot be used to create copies of sheets, erection views or submaterials.
  • See the step-by-step instructions .

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   Step by step instructions :

1 . While accessing a member detail , job standard detail , global standard detail , reference drawing , symbol , global symbol , or sheet outline , invoke Save As using any one (1) of the following methods.

Method 1 : Click the Save As icon. The icon can be taken from the group named ' File ' and placed on a toolbar (classic) or the ribbon (lightning).

Method 2 : If " Drawing Editor layout style " is ' Classic ', you can use the menu system to choose File > Save As.

Method 3, 4 or 5 : Save As can also be invoked using a keyboard shortcut , the context menu , or a mode . For the ' Lightning ' layout style, configuration of the interface is done using Customize Interface .

2 . Skip this step if your current drawing is a member detail or sheet outline. If your current drawing is a standard detail or a global standard detail or reference drawing , you get a dialog box with the following options. Note: The reference point of the standard detail is shown on screen.

File description: A text string of up to 20 characters (spaces are allowed) that you want to appear as the " File description " on the Drawing Data window. This " File description " also appears in a Job Standards Report or a Global Standards Report . The entry made here applies only to the new file that you will save in step 3.

Change reference point: or . If this box is checked ( ) when you press " OK " to close this window, Verify Reference Point will be invoked, allowing you to relocate the reference point of the new file you are saving. Leave the box not checked ( ) if you don't want to move the reference point.

Alternative 1 : Press the " OK " button to apply the choices made to this dialog. Go to step 3.

Alternative 2 : Press " Cancel " to close this window and end the Save As operation. Do not continue.

3 . The Name Required dialog opens. On it is a single entry field.

Drawing name: A text string of up to 61 characters (spaces allowed) that you want to use as the file name of the drawing that you will create & save when you press " OK ."

Alternative 1 : Press " OK " to create & save the new drawing. Go to step 4.

Alternative 2 : Press " Cancel " to end the Save As operation and keep everything as it was before step 1. Do not continue.

4 . The new drawing with whatever name you gave it in step 3 is now your current drawing. This new file was saved to disk when you pressed " OK " in step 3.

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