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Understanding the reuse and place operations for products

Technote (FAQ)


When you reuse and place a product (and any descendants) somewhere else in the product tree, is the product copied or referenced?


A reference is used. Each product has only one instance in the list of products in the tree. That product can be referenced in one or more locations. If you want a copy, you must create a new product. You can also reuse child products. To reuse child products by creating references, hold the Control key and select the ones you want, and then right-click and select Reuse.

Document information

More support for: Rational Engineering Lifecycle Manager
Product Definition

Software version: 1.0,

Operating system(s): Linux, Windows

Reference #: 1609994

Modified date: 13 June 2013