Add Briefcase FB

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Add Briefcase FB

Why should I use a Briefcase FB?

When a model is complex, and there are many kinematic-chains in each Mechanism-Editor, it is more difficult to identify which Function-Blocks control which Kinematic-Chain.

Example uses of a Briefcase FB:

Use a Briefcase FBs to hide all of the Function-Blocks from the graphics-area

Use a Briefcase FB to hide different groups of Function-Blocks. - E.g. Function-Blocks that control one kinematic-chain.

Name each Briefcase FB to help remind you which FBs are in which Briefcase FB

Edit each Function-Block directly from the Briefcase FB interface.

Add a Briefcase FB to a different Briefcase FB.

See also : Briefcase FB dialog

Add Briefcase FB

STEP 1:Add a Briefcase FB to the graphics-area:

Add Briefcase FB

1.Click Function-Blocks menu > Briefcase


1.Modeling FB toolbar > Add Briefcase FB


2.Click the graphics-area

The Briefcase FB is now in the graphics-area.

STEP 2:Open the Briefcase FB dialog

1.Double-click the Briefcase FB in the graphics-area or Assembly-Tree


See How to Open a dialog

The Briefcase FB dialog is now open.

STEP 3:See Briefcase FB dialog