Copy Design Control Items

The copy function can come in handy if an existing Document Object is similar to the new Document Object you want to create. The new object will be placed in the same chapter as the source object.

Note that only attribute data is copied. Traces are not copied.

An exception to this rule applies to Risk objects (Failure mode-like and Risk Analysis-like) where the underlying Hazard/POH objects are copied and traces are automatically set to any mitigations used.

How to copy a Document Object in the Document Object Form

Open an existing Document Object in read mode.

In the Actions menu, select Copy <type name> to create a new Document object with the attribute values copied from the original document object.

The new object is displayed in edit mode. You can edit and save or cancel the action.

How to copy a Document Object in the Chapter View

In the Chapter View, click on the Ellipsis button next to a Document Object and select Create Copy.

This will create a new Document Object with the attribute values copied from the original document object. The new object is displayed in edit mode. You can edit and save or cancel the action.

How to copy multiple Document Objects in a single action

In the Chapter View, click on the Ellipsis button for the root chapter and select Create Copy Multiple.

In the following dialog, select the Document Objects to copy and click OK.

The new objects are not displayed in edit mode but automatically committed as a part of the Copy operation.