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Manual Saving templates

You may save any assembly that is applied as a configuration or template as a Template file (.sbl) .

Templates are identified with this symbol in the selection directories.

[Note] Note

In contrast to Configurations , templates are configured automatically in the PARTdataManager.

In order to save a template, do the following[108]:

  1. In the File menu, click on Save template as... .

    [Note] Note

    Before an assembly can be applied as a template, first it must be saved as a Configuration.

    Save template as...

    Save template as...

    -> The dialog Save file as is opened with specified file type Template project (*.prj).

  2. Assign a name to the template and confirm with Save.

    -> The dialog Save Template project is opened.

  3. Per default, the name of the Template file (.sbl) corresponds to the name of the template project (see above). This may be changed, however it is recommended to keep the template for identification purposes.

    Define a Project name as well as a corresponding Shortname.

    These entries can later be found in the PARTdataManager in the directory tree and under symbols.

    [Note] Note

    If you activate the option Fixed template, you may later no longer change the assembly later.

  4. Confirm with OK.

    -> The configuration or modified template is now also saved as a template.

  5. In order for the new template also to become visible in PARTdataManager, you have to add it in PARTadmin under Index administration to the index. Update the Display index.

    Display index UpdateAdd to index

    Display index UpdateAdd to index

  6. Open the PARTdataManager. The template is now available in the Part selection and Part view.

[108] The example files can be found under $CADENAS_DATA/training/bausteine...