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Creating an Equation

To create an equation in the Modify dialog box for a dimension:

  1. In the model, double-click a dimension.

    The Modify dialog box for dimensions displays, showing the name of the dimension and the current value.

  2. In the second line of the Modify dialog box, enter = (equal sign). Then enter an equation in the same way as in the Equations dialog box.
  3. Click PM_OK.gif.

    An Equations icon OTTool_Equations_Tools.gif appears next to the equation.

The next time you open the Equations dialog box, the new equation is listed.

You cannot change the evaluated value of an equation in the Modify dialog box.

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