The Save Environment As command saves the Pointwise environment of the current project file to a new project (.pw) file name. A file browser will appear that allows you to choose the directory and filename in which your Pointwise environment data should be saved.

Some caveats of the Save Environment As command are:

  • All the parameters defined in the Defaults panel will be saved.
  • The Connector, Node, and Grid Point tolerances will be saved.
  • The Model Size tolerance will be saved only if no grid or database entities exist in the current project file. Otherwise, this tolerance will be saved.
  • The user views, and other display settings will be saved.
  • The saved cuts will be saved.
  • If the new Pointwise environment contains a CAE boundary condition, a CAE volume condition, or a T-Rex boundary condition with a name that already exists in the current project file, a "-digit" will be appended to the conflicting name before opening the new environment. Remember that each boundary and volume condition must have a unique name.
  • If Examine Rules exist in the current and new project files, you will be prompted to decide whether you wish to keep, append, or replace the existing Rules.

Note: The File, Save Environment As command allows you to save all your settings (default layers, properties, views, saved examine cuts, etc.) but no grid or database entities to a Pointwise project file. This file can then be loaded at the beginning of a new project using the File, Open Environment command.


Example Steps:

Here is how to use Save Environment As with your Pointwise project:

  1. Navigate to the top-left corner of the Pointwise window and click on the File menu.
  2. Now select the Save Environment As option. A dialogue box will open with several file saving options available.
  3. Choose the desired location to save the Pointwise Project (*.pw) file.
  4. Verify that the Save as type dropdown at the bottom of the Save As window has the Pointwise Project (*.pw) selected.
  5. Enter the desired name for the file.
  6. Click on the Save button to save the environment file.

Saving the Pointwise Environment: