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Renaming Toolbox Content and Deleting Folders

Next, you modify the filename for Toolbox content in your custom Toolbox content folder and delete unnecessary content.

For this example, suppose your assemblies reference two types of heavy hex bolts. To differentiate the heavy hex bolts in your custom Toolbox content folder from those in the ANSI Inch folder, you can change the filename and title assigned to the heavy hex bolts in your custom Toolbox content folder. In addition, suppose your company never uses round head bolts. You can remove round head bolts from your custom Toolbox content folder.

  1. In the My Company Hardware folder in the Toolbox Standards tree, expand Bolts and Screws.
  2. Expand Hex Head and select Heavy Hex Bolt.
  3. In the Heavy Hex Bolt properties pane, change the filename and title:
    1. For Filename, type My Favorite ANSI Inch Hex Bolt.sldprt.

      All Toolbox filenames must be unique. You cannot assign a filename that conflicts with the name of another Toolbox file.

    2. For Title change Heavy Hex Bolt to My Favorite ANSI Inch Hex Bolt.

      The part Title affects only the name displayed in the Toolbox Standards tree and not the part filename.

  4. Remove the round head bolt folder from the My Company Hardware folder:
    1. Right-click the Round Head Bolts folder and click Delete.
    2. Click OK.
  5. Close Toolbox Settings.
  6. When prompted to save changes, do one of the following:
    • To save your changes, click Yes.
    • To discard your changes, click No.

You can perform similar operations to move folders around, rename folders and tools, and delete unnecessary tools or folders.

Important: If you do not use the ANSI Inch standard at your company, select Toolbox Standards and clear the ANSI Inch standard after you complete this example.


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