Saving All Documents


These tasks show you how to save some or all of the documents you opened and how to control their names and locations. In addition to this, the Save All command lets you save very easily all modified or read-only documents.
  1. Select File > Save All.

    If all the documents modified in the session can be saved without further interaction, a warning window appears to indicate the number of documents to be saved and prompts you to confirm or not the save:
    Click Yes to save automatically all the documents or the No button to cancel the command.
    If all the documents cannot be saved, the following dialog box appears when some of the documents are new or read-only:

    If you did not make any changes to any of the documents you want to save or if these documents are read-only files, this dialog box do not appear.

  2. Click OK to open the Save All dialog box:

  3. Click Save As... to specify a name for each read-only or new document.

    The last selected path is stored in preference files (which are identified by the suffix *.CATPreferences, and are created in the same location as settings, referenced by the CATUserSettingPath variable). This means that the last selected path is kept from one session to another and next time you access the Save As dialog box, this path will be the default.
    The number of unsaved files is indicated at the bottom of the dialog box and a preview is displayed on the right.
  4. Click OK to confirm.

If symbolic links exist between files, for example if a .CATDrawing document has been created from a Part document, the names of each of these files also appear and the files are saved if the Part document is saved. However, if you want to be able to save all files independently regardless of any existing links between files, select the Enable independent saves check box at the bottom of the dialog box.

Note: Clicking Save As... is mandatory if you want to save your document under another name.