When you start the Copy/Monitor tool, you can select Use Current Project or Select Link. Then you can select Copy or Monitor:
- Copy: Creates a copy of a selected item and establishes a monitoring relationship between the copied element and the original element. If the original element changes, a warning alerts you when you open the project or reload the linked model. (This Copy tool is different than the other Copy tools, which are used for copying and pasting.)
- Monitor: Establishes a monitoring relationship between 2 elements of the same type. If an element changes, a warning alerts you when you open the project or reload the linked model.
The following topics describe how Copy/Monitor works depending on which methods you choose.