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Treehouse Improvements

Including Drawings When Importing Structures

When you import a structure into Treehouse, you can also import any associated drawing files.

To include drawings when importing structures:

  1. In Treehouse, click Treehouse Options.
  2. In the dialog box:
    1. Under Import options, select Import drawings with models.
    2. Under Search in folder locations, click Add, browse to a folder, and click OK.
    3. Click OK.
    The next time you import a Treehouse structure that contains a drawing, the drawing node is included in the structure.

Opening Structures in Microsoft Excel

You can open Treehouse structures in Microsoft Excel. This helps you to use a spreadsheet to capture the parts and assemblies that comprise a model.

To open structures in Microsoft Excel:

  1. Open a structure in Treehouse.
  2. Click Open in Excel .
  3. In the dialog box, select an option:
    • Open Structure. Opens the entire Treehouse structure in Microsoft Excel. Parts and assemblies appear in an indented list.
    • Open Parts Only. Opens only parts from a Treehouse structure in Microsoft Excel.
  4. Click OK.
    Microsoft Excel opens with a spreadsheet of the entire structure or parts. The columns included in the spreadsheet are Document Name, Active Configuration, and Quantity. Each file property is displayed in its own column. The Quantity value for duplicate parts is shown for each instance in the structure.

Printing Structures

You can print Treehouse structures on paper or to PDF.

In Treehouse, click Print and set options in the dialog box. The system prints to the extents of the structure.

User Interface

User interface improvements include:
  • Redesigned interface consistent with the SOLIDWORKS software user interface.
  • Removed animations when you click Show Document Properties on a node.
  • Changed icons for drawings. Click to minimize a drawing. Previously you had to click to minimize display of a drawing in the structure. This icon change eliminates confusion about what happens to the drawing reference.
  • Editable document names in the structure. Double-click any document name to edit the text. Previously you had to click Show Document Properties to change a document name.

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