Log In

Come Join Us!

Are you an
Engineering professional?
Join Eng-Tips Forums!
  • Talk With Other Members
  • Be Notified Of Responses
    To Your Posts
  • Keyword Search
  • One-Click Access To Your
    Favorite Forums
  • Automated Signatures
    On Your Posts
  • Best Of All, It's Free!

*Eng-Tips's functionality depends on members receiving e-mail. By joining you are opting in to receive e-mail.

Posting Guidelines

Promoting, selling, recruiting, coursework and thesis posting is forbidden.


How do I make my Assembly Load Options permanent?

How do I make my Assembly Load Options permanent?

I'm new to UG (7.5) and I'm unable to determine what I need to do to set my Assembly Load Options so that I don't have to re-map each time I open an Assembly. I have files stored in multiple locations which are used to build an assembly. Each time I open the assembly I'm forced to go through the "Load Options" then pick "From Search Folders" and manually go find each folder that has parts that I need. I'm sure there is a more efficient way, I just don't know what it is.  

RE: How do I make my Assembly Load Options permanent?

Go into your "assembly load options" menu, expand "saved Load Options" , and then press "save as default"
You may also want to save them to a file to be safe.

RE: How do I make my Assembly Load Options permanent?

Set your Load Options to use "From Search Directories" and then add the folders that you regularly search from.

To search subfolders simply add "..." to the end. For example "C:\MyFolder..." would search all subfolders below "MyFolder".

NX (NX 8 Testing)
Windows 7 64

RE: How do I make my Assembly Load Options permanent?

After you save the model the first time you can use the load option "As Saved" and never search again...



RE: How do I make my Assembly Load Options permanent?

Thanks Jerry1423, I tried your suggestion but get a message "No write access to file (path) \load-options.def.

Phillpd, I follow that procedure but I have to do it every time I open the assembly. I was hoping to find a way to make UG "remember" the paths.

Thanks for your help guys.

RE: How do I make my Assembly Load Options permanent?

Hi designlady,
NX installation folder / file structure is in read-only to avoid inadequate changing.
So you can save on desktop the fil and then overwrite manually the file present on the UGII installation folder.

Thank you...

Using NX 8 and TC8.3

RE: How do I make my Assembly Load Options permanent?

While working on an assembly and your desire is to reopen it next time exactly as you see it NOW, with the same components open, the same display status for each component, etc. just do a...

File -> Save Bookmark...

...and enter a name for your bookmark file.  Then the next time you wish to return to exactly where you were when you last worked on this assembly all you have to when you open your file is to select the 'bookmark' instead.

John R. Baker, P.E.
Product 'Evangelist'
Product Engineering Software
Siemens PLM Software Inc.
Industry Sector
Cypress, CA
UG/NX Museum:

To an Engineer, the glass is twice as big as it needs to be.

Red Flag This Post

Please let us know here why this post is inappropriate. Reasons such as off-topic, duplicates, flames, illegal, vulgar, or students posting their homework.

Red Flag Submitted

Thank you for helping keep Eng-Tips Forums free from inappropriate posts.
The Eng-Tips staff will check this out and take appropriate action.

Reply To This Thread

Posting in the Eng-Tips forums is a member-only feature.

Click Here to join Eng-Tips and talk with other members!


eBook: Metal 3D Printing
Metal can provide strength like no other material can and, throughout our history on Earth, humans have learned to harness metals for ever greater specialized applications, from radiation shielding on spacecraft to conductive components on circuits. Download Now

Close Box

Join Eng-Tips® Today!

Join your peers on the Internet's largest technical engineering professional community.
It's easy to join and it's free.

Here's Why Members Love Eng-Tips Forums:

Register now while it's still free!

Already a member? Close this window and log in.

Join Us             Close