How to edit parameters in a dialog-box

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How to edit parameters in a dialog-box

To edit parameters in a dialog-box.

As we build a model, we do these steps:

STEP 1:   Add an Element

STEP 2:  Open the Element's dialog-box - see How to open a dialog-box

STEP 3: Edit Parameters in its dialog-box

This topic introduces Edit the Parameters in its dialog-box.

We will edit parameters in the Machine-Settings dialog-box in Tutorial 0.


A Typical Parameter in a dialog-box

The dialog-box below is the Machine Settings dialog-box.

Click the  Orange Separators  to show parameters: Cycles/Min and No of Steps.

Machine-Settings dialog-box

Machine-Settings dialog-box

Parameter Box

There are three areas in each parameter box

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Data-value : the value of the parameter

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Spin-Increment : see Spin-box tool


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Spin-Box : see Spin-box tool

There is also a contextual-menu.

Right-click the data-value : see Zero / Round / Copy / Paste

Zero

Zero  : the parameter = 0 , or minimum value if the parameters cannot = 0)

Round

Round  : the value to become the nearest value that is exactly divisible by the Spin-Increment.

Copy

 Copy  : to copy data in the parameter box to your clipboard

Paste

Paste  : to paste data from your clipboard to the parameter box