Library Access System
When you use Tedds for Word, you can access the calculations and engineering data in the Tedds engineering library by using the Library Access System. The following paragraphs cover the basic components, library types, and modes of the Library Access System and launching the Library Access System.
The Library Access System is only available in Tedds for Word.
Components of libraries and sets
Actual calculations, sketches, tables, or other pieces of data that the library contains, and that you can copy to your calculations.
Reference information that describes a particular entry, such as Short Name, Long Name, or Item Details.
Organize the items in a set into a logical order to help you find the items easily.
Groups may contain other groups, items, or both.
Point to an entry in a library, which you can execute by executing the item.
When you execute an item, the entry that the item refers to is copied to your document.
System libraries are intended to hold company standard information, which will not change frequently and which you normally cannot change.
All libraries installed with Tedds for Word are system libraries.
User libraries contain your own data, and you can modify them.
At installation, Tedds for Word creates a My Libraries directory that contains an empty MyCalcs.lbr user library file. The MyCalcs.lbr file is the default saving location of the data that you want to save to the Tedds engineering library.
The simple mode allows you to find, preview and execute groups and items. In addition, you can adjust the Library Access System settings.
The advanced mode allows you to use more advanced features of the Library Access System. The features include creating and modifying your own sets, and sharing your calculations.
Launch the Library Access System
On the Tedds tab, click Launch the Tedds Library Access System.
The Library Access System window opens.