What are Part-Outlines

A Part-Outline is the symbol for a Part. You can change the size of the Part-Outline in the Edit menu > Application Settings | Accessibility tab.

You cannot edit a Part-Outline.

Double-click a Part-Outline to edit the Part in the Part-Editor
The colour of the Part-Outline helps you identify if the Part is kinematically-defined

Why do Part-Outlines have different colours?

GA-Solved-Free-CompletelyFree

Blue Part-Outlines

The Part has a mobility greater than one(1)

Derived names for a Blue Part are:

Completely-Free PartRed-14-1b - when not joined to another Part.
Free Part Red-14-2 - when joined, but still not fully defined and Blue
Unsolved Part

MotionDimensionD

Green Part-Outlines

The Part has a mobility of zero(0).

Derived names for a Green Part are:

a kinematically-defined Part
a solved Part

In the image: the SliderRed-14-2 and the Base-PartRed-14-1b are Green Parts

MD-QST13-2-4

Multi-coloured Part-Outlines

Each Part has a random colour when, in the Forces Toolbar, you:

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