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Exporting Equations

To export equations to a text file:
  1. Define equations in the Equations dialog box.
  2. Click Export.
  3. In the Save As dialog box:
    1. Specify a name and location for the text file.
    2. Enter a description of the file.
    3. Click Save.
  4. In the Export Equations dialog box:
    1. Select or clear Link to file.
    2. In the Equations column, clear the check mark for any equations you do not want to export.
    3. In the Link column, clear the check mark for any equations you do not want to link to the external file.
    4. Click Export.

The equations are saved in a text file. The text file is available to import into other parts and assemblies.

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 break the link and modify an equation in the dialog box, uncheck the box for that equation in the Link column.

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