DriveWorks: Fast Way to Copy Rules

Article by Matt Campbell, CSWE updated March 29, 2012


While working on my DriveWorks Solo Certification, I was shown a really fast way to copy existing rules into new rules. It is faster than CTRL+C (copy), CTRL+V (paste).

In the above example, I have two sub-assemblies that both have a lever in them and I want both levers to follow the same rule.

I have already created the rule in one lever.  Instead of copying and pasting the rule using Windows hot keys, I can have DriveWorks do it for me.

To do this: click on the lever that has the rule, hold the CTRL key and click on the second lever. When both are selected, click the Build button, which will open the rule builder with the code already in it. Then click Ok. The code will be populated into the second lever.

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