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even if sensitivity has been disabled for a parameter or is not active for the entire model. For more information, see “Sensitivity analysis” on page 646.
Paste DDE Link (Windows only)
Copies the contents of the Clipboard to the selected parameter fields or data table cells. This
action creates a DDE link so that data from an external application is live-linked to Extend- Sim.
This command will only be active if all of the following is true: • TheexternalapplicationsupportslinkingthroughDDE
• The external file has been named and saved, but is open
• There is data in the Clipboard that has been copied from the external application
• You have selected a dialog parameter or group of data table cells in ExtendSim to paste to
Parameters or data table cells that have been linked with this command are outlined in yellow. For more information, see “DDE links (Windows only)” on page 744.
☞ The DDE Link commands only relate to ExtendSim’s interaction with external applications. See the command “Create/Edit Dynamic Link” on page 811 for linking parameters and tables to ExtendSim’s internal data structures.
Delete DDE Link (Windows only)
Unlinks the selected parameter field or cell from the external application. This action does not
change the value in the field or cell, but the field or cell will no longer be linked to the other application.
Show DDE Links (Windows only)
Opens any block dialogs that have DDE links to external applications.
Refresh DDE Links (Windows only)
If linked applications are open and links appear to be working incorrectly, this command will attempt to reestablish existing links between ExtendSim and the external application.
Insert Object (Windows only)
Brings up a list of registered embeddable objects - OLE component objects or ActiveX con- trols from an external application that can be inserted into an ExtendSim worksheet or block’s dialog. For information about the options in this dialog or about embedded objects in general, see “Embedding an object (Windows only)” on page 768. For information about OLE or ActiveX, see “ActiveX/COM/OLE (Windows only)” on page 786.
Design Mode (Windows only)
The way embedded objects behave in and out of Design Mode is dependent on the type of
object. In general, this command causes the external source application to open when an embedded object is double-clicked. For an embedded object that is activated by a single click, Design Mode changes the single-click behavior from activation to selection, allowing the embedded object to be selected and moved without activating it.
For example, clicking a Graphics Server control object when you are not in Design Mode will have the effect of “in-place-activating” it. In Design Mode, double-clicking the object opens a Property Pages Graphics Server dialog for customizing its settings.
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