Add Briefcase FB

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Add Briefcase FB

Why use a Briefcase Function-Block?


See also : Briefcase FB dialog-box


When a model becomes complex, and with many kinematic-chains in each Mechanism-Editor, it becomes more difficult to identify which Function-Block controls which Kinematic-Chain.

You can use Briefcase FBs to hide Function-Blocks from the graphic-area

You can use different Briefcase FBs to group sets of Function-Blocks.

You can name the Briefcase FB to help you predict which FBs are in the Briefcase FB

You can select and edit each Function-Block directly, in the Briefcase FB

You can rename each FBs directly, in the Briefcase FB

You can put a Briefcase FB in another Briefcase FB, also.

If you have good naming convention for your FBs, then a Briefcase FB is a good way to help you maintain your model.

Add Briefcase FB

What to do :

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

Add Briefcase FB

1.Add menu > Mechanism menu  > Add Briefcase FB

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1.Modeling FB toolbar > Add Briefcase FB

 

2.Click the graphic-area

The Briefcase FB is now in the graphic-area.


STEP 2:Open the Briefcase FB dialog-box

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

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See How to Open a Dialog-box

STEP 3:See Briefcase FB dialog-box