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Importing Equations

You can import equations from a text file into a part or assembly.

  1. In the part or assembly, click Tools > Equations.
  2. In the Equations dialog box, click Import.
  3. In the Open dialog box:
    1. Select the text file.
    2. Click Open.
  4. In the Import Equations dialog box:
    1. Select or clear Link to File.
    2. In the Equations column, clear the check mark for any equation you do not want to import.
    3. In the Link column, clear the check mark for any equation you do not want to link to the external file.

      When Link to file is selected, changes you make in the text file update the equations and variables in the model.

    4. Click Import.

The equations from the text file are imported into the model.

If Link to File was selected, changes you make in the text file are propagated to the model. Then in the Equations dialog box:
  • A Link column appears and indicates which equations are linked to the file.
  • The Link to external file check box is selected and the path to the external file displays.
Equations and global variables that are linked to an external file cannot be modified in the Equations dialog box. They must be edited in the external file. To remove the link and modify an equation in the dialog box, clear the box for that equation in the Link column.


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