The Save Environment As command saves the environment settings of the current instance of Pointwise to a new project file (.pw). Note that this command saves only the environment and excludes any entities that may exist in your current instance of Pointwise. Upon invoking this command, a file browser will appear that allows you to choose the directory and filename in which your environment data should be saved.

Some caveats of the Save Environment As command are:


Note: Environment files can loaded into an instance of Pointwise using the File, Open Environment command. We recommend reviewing the mentioned command in order to fully understand what environment information is actually loaded depending on existent entities and settings.


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: