With configuration references, multiple models can share a configuration set. To share a configuration set between models, store the configuration set as a configuration set object in the base workspace or data dictionary. Then create a configuration reference in your model that references the configuration set object. You can create configuration references in other models that also point to the same configuration set object.
Before saving and closing your models, follow the instructions to Save a Referenced Configuration Set. If you do not save the referenced configuration set from the base workspace, when you reopen your model, the configuration reference is unresolved.
To convert an existing configuration set in your model to a configuration reference:
Open the Model Explorer.
In the Model Hierarchy pane, select the Configurations node.
In the Contents pane, right-click the active configuration set to share.
In the configuration set context menu, select Convert to Configuration Reference, which opens a dialog box. Alternatively, you can right-click the model node and select Configuration > Convert Active Configuration to Reference.
In the Convert Active Configuration to Reference dialog box, use the default
configuration set object name,
Configuration, or type a
Click OK, which creates a configuration reference in the
model and a configuration set object in the base workspace or data dictionary. The
configuration reference points to the configuration set object, which has the same
values as the original active configuration set. The configuration reference name in
the Contents pane is now marked as
To share the preceding configuration set, which is stored as
Configuration in the base workspace, create a configuration reference
in another model:
In the Model Hierarchy pane, right-click the model node.
In the context menu, select Configuration > Add Configuration Reference.
A new configuration reference appears in the Contents pane.
The default name of the new reference is
Reference. Specify the
name of the configuration set object,
Configuration, in the base
To make the new configuration reference the active configuration, in the Contents pane, right-click the configuration reference. In the context menu, select Activate.
Both models now contain a configuration reference that points to the same configuration set object in the base workspace. Alternatively, you can store the configuration set object in the data dictionary. To set up your model to automatically load the configuration set object, see Callbacks for Customized Model Behavior.