||Before you start, note that:
- This command lets you generate a new document
with a new name and a new UUID (Unique Universal IDentifier) but keep in
mind that it does not automatically modify attribute values (such as the
Description, for instance).
When Manual input is selected in the
Tools > Options >
Infrastructure > Product Structure > Product Structure tab, and when
the existing document is an "empty" CATProduct, then the Part Number
dialog box may be displayed. In that case, you may choose to keep or not
the proposed part number.
- This command cannot be recorded in a macro. Indeed, the selection of
multiple documents in the New From window is not supported and
therefore, the New From window does not appear while recording
You may want to create a new document whose basic characteristics are
the same as an existing document. To do this, close the document
you want to copy if not already closed and select File > New from.
|The File Selection dialog box
Select the existing document from which you want to
create a new one then click Open.
|An exact copy of the
existing document is displayed with a default name using the
- in mono-document mode, a file named "MyPart.CATPart" is
renamed to "MyPart_1.CATPart"
- in multi-document mode, files named "MyPart.CATPart",
"NewPart.CATPart" and "Test.CATDrawing" are renamed respectively
to "MyPart_1.CATPart", "NewPart_1.CATPart" and
Note that in multi-document
mode, the new document is based on a copy of the multiselection
as a whole and not of each document individually.
documents you select point to other documents for which the action
can be performed, the New From dialog box is displayed:
|The upper frame of the dialog box displays a list
of documents to which at least one of the selected documents points
to (directly or not). The name, type and location of the files are
indicated as well as the status (where you see "Found" right now).
These documents will not be taken into account by the New From
action, i.e. they will just be loaded in your current session and
thus, will not be visualized in the new document window. They are
identified by the
icon in the specification tree.
|Note that documents that are not found (because of
a broken link, for instance) are not displayed at all in the upper
|The lower frame of the dialog box displays a list
of documents for which the New From action will be performed along
with file information (name, type, etc.).
Use the buttons to transfer documents from one frame to
moves the whole list to the lower frame
moves the selected file to the lower frame
moves the whole list (except the CATProduct document) to the upper
moves the selected file to the upper frame.
When a document is selected in the lower frame, the
Rename document button is activated. Clicking this
button opens the following dialog box:
Enter the new name of the selected document then
click OK to validate. The new file name is displayed in
the New Name column.
Click OK to open the
Save the new document giving it a name other than the
|You can give the new document the same name as that
of the already existing one if you wish but if you do this you must
put the new document in another directory.