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It becomes important to rename elements as you add them to a model.
For this tutorial, we will rename an element that is in the Assembly-Tree.
It is also possible to rename an element that you put in the Selection-Window.
We will rename the Plane elements.
A contextual menu shows next to your pointer.
The Rename Element dialog-box opens.
It shows the Old Name and the New Name. The Old name is 'read only'.
We can type in a different 'New Name'
Do Step 1 to 4 again to rename the other two Planes to 'Top' and 'Right'.
To help identify the elements in the Element-Explorer, give the 'same' name to elements that are related to the same machine function.
For example, rename all of the elements for a Pusher to 'PUSHER'.
When you use the same name, MechDesigner appends a number to make the name unique.
If you use this top-tip, use a Letter as the last character. Do not add a number as the last character.
If you do, MechDesigner also appends a number to your number. This can become confusing.
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