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Copying a Model and Changing the Input Sequence in the Mask

In this chapter we are going to copy the 2001 model from the 2000 model.

Enter the program again and choose General->Models->Add/Change/Delete.

In the Model Code field type 2000 and press OK.

Choose File->Copy Model.

In the Model Code field type 2001 and press OK.

We could now choose File->Exit, answering yes to the question : Do you want to save the information ?, and we would have an exact copy of the model with code 2001, but we are going to make some change before saving it.

Choose Drawing->Drawing General Properties.

Now you are in the General Data Window. Click on the Drawing button.

Now you are in the Drawing Window.

In the Mask field type:

{2}[1:1L] |_______{1}[1:2L]________

The | character can be obtained through AltGr-1 and the _______ consists of several underline characters ( shift-dash ).

Click on the OK button of the Drawing Window.

Click on the OK button of the General Data Window.

Choose File->Exit.

Answer Yes to the question: Do you want to save the information ?

We are now going to test the model. We are going to use the order you entered before, but you can start a new order instead if you wish.

Choose Order->Update/Delete/Print Order.

Type the code of the order you wrote down.

Press the Load Order button.

Press the OK button. The order detail window will appear.

Go with the mouse or with the movement keys to the cell in the last row, weight column.

Press Enter. You see ten more empty rows are added.

Type UNIT 1 in the Location column. Press Enter.

Press Enter twice to skip the Mac and Mark columns.

In the Model column, type 2001 and press Enter.

In the Values column type: 210 15

Press Enter.

Type 24 in the Num column and press Enter.

Type 10 in the diameter column and press Enter.

UNIT 1 is already written in the Location column. Press Enter.

Press Enter twice to skip the Mac and Mark columns.

2001 is already written in the Model column. Press Enter.

In the Values column type: 185

Press Enter.

Type 32 in the Num column and press Enter.

Type 12 in the diameter column and press Enter.

UNIT 1 is already written in the Location column. Press Enter.

Press Enter twice to skip the Mac and Mark columns.

2001 is already written in the Model column. Press Enter.

In the Values column type: 170

Press Enter.

Type 26 in the Num column and press Enter.

Type 12 in the diameter column and press Enter.

UNIT 1 is already written in the Location column. Press Enter.

Press Enter twice to skip the Mac and Mark columns.

2001 is already written in the Model column. Press Enter.

In the Values column type: 220

Press Enter.

Type 40 in the Num column and press Enter.

Type 12 in the diameter column and press Enter.

As you see we have changed the input sequence by inserting {2} and {1} in the mask field of the model. Now the first value to be entered is [1:2L], so if only one value is typed, it is assumed by the program to be [1:2L], which is very useful if you are entering many rows with the same model and only this value changes in most rows.

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