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Saving an Assembly and Its Components

When you save an assembly, the path and name of each referenced component is saved in the assembly document. For this reason, you must exercise caution when you save or rename a component document, or move it to a different folder.

Under the File menu, there are several ways to save an assembly document. Whichever method you use, the current locations of all referenced components (parts and subassemblies) are saved with the assembly document.

Save Saves the assembly document, and any referenced component documents that have changed.
Save As Saves a copy of the assembly document with a new name or path. After you use Save As, you are working in the new assembly document. The original assembly document is closed without saving.
Save as copy and continue (In the Save As dialog box.) Saves a copy of the assembly document, with a new name or path, without replacing the active document. You continue to work in the original assembly document.
Save as copy and open (In the Save As dialog box.) Saves a copy of the assembly document, with a new name or path, replacing the active document with the copy. The original assembly document remains open.
With Save As, Save as copy and continue, and Save as copy and open, if any of the components have changed since the last Save operation, you are notified that they need to be saved also. If you agree to save them, they are saved in their original referenced locations.

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