The design data is now stored in a database structure and is written on every change to the design so there is no save in the tool. To mimic Save As you could copy the schematic and rename it in the navigator or use the Archiver to create a copy of the design.
I still have an issue with this.
Previously in DxDesigner (2005) I have many different projects going, each with their own schematics (blocks).
I could copy an existing schematic from one project in to another and start with that for completing a set of changes only for that new project.
Now, I cannot copy an existing schematic to a project at all to have a beginning (or a p;lace to copy major pieces from).
I have tried using Navigator, Windows and all other options I could think of including editing the project files without results.
How do I get an existing schematic in to a project from elsewhere. Do I have to export and import in some format or what?
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There are several methods to create a new project from an old project.
1. Copy the entire old project directory to a new location, rename the .prj file and open the project. Rename any sheets or objects in the project design as required. Tools achiver or simply using windows file manager when the design is closed will achieve this objective.
2. Create a new project, then File open Block, and browse to the reference project. The reference project will be opened read only and blocks, or sheets can be copied by selecting and RMB in the navigator, or portions of circuitry on an individual page can be copied. Some settings that might help are:
- Setup, Settings Navigator Sheets, Display Sheets Always
- Setup Settings, Advanced,
- Unique Names on copy
- Preserve packaging info on copy
3. Open Both Designs, the new and the old, and copy sections of a sheet into a new sheet, or using the navigator, RMB copy a page or block and paste into the Blocks section of the new project. Then RMB on the block and create design.
For more information check out supportnet.mentor.com technotes:
MG549466 Copying a Sheet from one Schematic to Another
MG520130 Copying A DxDesigner Block or Design/Board (Look at the other Technote references at the bottom of this Technote too)
OK this one is a psuedo-fix.
MG520130 works with two copies open.
I will go with it.