Merging Libraries

Merging PTW’s libraries can be done in two different ways:

Method 1: The "Merge Library..." option. This will merge all entries of one library with those of another.
Method 2: Copy and Paste Commands.

Method 1 (Procedure):

Note
: This option does not allow the flexibility of selecting individual entries to be merged ALL ENTRIES will be copied over to designated .lib file.

1- Start PTW.
2 - Open your existing PTW library file (referred to as the Destination library from this point on). This will be the library that you’re merging the new entries into.

- Select the Document pull-down menu and select the Library menu item.

-In the Select Document Type dialog, select the PTW Library and click on the OK button.



- On the PTW Library window, select the appropriate path of the desireddestination library file and then select the Open button.



3 - Right mouse click on the white space of the library window, and select Merge Library...



4 - Select the directory path by clicking on the “...” button.



5 - Select the desired Source library file.



6 - If the entries you are trying to merge into the destination library already exist, the following dialog will appear. Select the appropriate option and click on the OK button.


7 - You have successfully merged entries from one library to another.

Method 2 (Procedure):


1 - Start PTW.

2 - Open your existing PTW library file (referred to as the Destination library from this point on). This will be the library that you’re adding or pasting the new protective devices into.
-Select the Document pull-down menu and select the Library menu item.


-In the Select Document Type dialog, select the PTW Library and click on the OK button.



-On the PTW Library window, select the appropriate path, library file and then select the Open button.



-Expand the CAPTOR Library by clicking on the "+" symbol. Expand the appropriate library category (for example, Static Trip breaker category).



3 - Open the second library file. This will be referred to as the Source library file or the library you’re copying the entries from (the procedure is the same as listed above except that you select a different library file).

-Expand the CAPTOR Library by clicking on the “+” symbol. Expand the appropriate library category.

4 - Select the entries you wish to copy.

-To select a single entry, click once on the manufacturer’s name.

-To select multiple (contiguous) entries, press and hold the <Shift> key and select the first and last device.
Every entry in between will also be selected.



-To select various entries (non-contiguous), press and hold the <Ctrl> key while selecting the appropriate entries.



5 - Once the appropriate protective devices have been selected in the Source library, select the Device pull-down menu. Click on the Copy menu item.

6 - Bring the Destination library back into focus.

-You can do this by clicking on the library window itself if it’s visible in the background or by selecting the Window pull-down menu. The bottom half of this menu lists all the windows currently open.

7 - If you haven’t already done so, expand the appropriate library category. Note: When copying and pasting entries, they should be from the same category. Do not try to copy a high-voltage fuse and paste it in
to the thermal-magnetic breaker category. PTW will not allow this by graying out the Paste menu item.

8 - Select the pull-down menu and click on the Paste menu item to add the entries to your library. The new entries will be listed at the end of the list. This is only temporary and the next time the library is opened the list will be alphabetized by manufacturer.

9 - If the entries you’re pasting into the destination library already exist, the following dialog will appear. Select the appropriate option and click on the OK button.



10 - You have successfully merged entries from one library to another.If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact tech support.
Creation date: 3/25/2016 7:38 AM     Updated: 3/29/2017 11:04 AM
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