Edit CGA in Notepad

Discussion created by BHoak-esristaff Employee on Nov 3, 2011
Latest reply on Nov 3, 2011 by MBuehler-esristaff
I have a simple .cga file changing the height of some initial shapes I drew:

attr height = 20

Lot --> extrude(height)

It works and shows the height as 20. In notepad++, I change it to 100, save the file, and click generate but the height stays at 20. Refreshing the cga rule or clicking regenerate all models doesn't let cityengine see the changes and use them either. How do I edit a cga in a text editor and have CityEngine use the file as I improve it?