“Save Early and Save Often.” When reminding people of the frequency with which they should save their computer work. I like to paraphrase a certain less-than-flattering colloquialism often attributed to a large Midwestern US city that I happen to live near. SolidWorks users attending our Update Training courses (you have spoken to your sales consultant about your eligibility for our annual free Update Training classes…haven’t you?) are taught about a new-for-2014 feature that they might have otherwise not noticed: A new “Save As Copy” function which, unlike previous versions, not only saves a copy of the current document under a new name, but opens it immediately for editing. See Fig. 1.
Where does this fit into the scheme of things? Let’s review: We know that “Save As” saves the current document to another name, and replaces that document in any others that reference it that are currently open. Historically, “Save As Copy” saved to another name, did not open that document immediately, nor did it affect referencing documents. That is the option we now see listed as “Save as Copy and Continue.” Therefore, our new “Save as Copy and Open” option does just that – opens that document for editing, while honoring the traditional “Save as Copy” behavior.
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By: Sam Hochberg, Applications Engineer