Dialog: Function-Block: Parameter-Control

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Dialog: Function-Block: Parameter-Control

Parameter-Control FB

See: Add Parameter-Control FB


Motion-values at the input-connector to a Parameter Control FB can control the values of these parameters:

dimension when the Driven Parameter is a dimension

Extrusion depth when the Driven Parameter is a Profile

Extrusion-Offset when the Driven Parameter is an Extrusion.

Add more than one Parameter-Control FB to control elements with a different Motion.


Open Parameter-Control dialog-box

 

MD-Icon-FB-Pattern

 

Open the Parameter-Control FB:

1.Click the Parameter-Control FB in the Assembly-Tree.

The Parameter-Control FB is now in the Selection-Window

2.Right-click the Parameter-Control FB element in the Selection-Window

3.Click Edit element in the contextual-menu

- or -

See How to Open a Dialog-Box.

The Parameter-Control dialog-box is now open.


Parameter-Control dialog-box

MD-Dialog-ParameterControl

The controls in the Parameter Control Dialog-box are:

Red-14-1 Enabled / Not Enabled check-box

Red-14-2 Top-Box - Profiles and Extrusions are here when you select them in the graphic-area.

You must then click which of the elements to control in the Top-Box to put it in the Bottom-Box

Red-14-3 Bottom-Box - Parameters and Control Action that are updated by the motion-values at the input to the FB

Red-14-4 Delete - to remove an element from the dialog-box - preselect the element.

Red-14-5 OK, Cancel, Cancel and Undo all changes, Help icons.

Red-14-6 Control Actions  - the action that the Parameter-Control FB completes.

How to use Parameter-Control dialog-box

To enable the FB

Enabled

1.Click the check-box to enable the dialog-box.


To control a Dimension

1.Mechanism-Editor: Click the sketch-element that has a dimension (which you have added with the Part-Editor )

- or -

2.Part-Editor: Click a dimension, or the sketch-element with a dimension.

In the Bottom-Box

The Dimension shows as the Driven-Parameter

The Part shows as the Solve-Element

Update Dimension shows as the Control-Action


To control the Extrusion-Depth of a Profile/Extrusion:

1.Mechanism-Editor: Click a Profile.

The Profile and Extrusion show in the Top-Box.

In the Parameter-Control dialog-box :

2.Click the Profile in the Top-Box.

In the Bottom-Box:

The Profile shows as the Driven-Parameter

The Extrusion shows as the Solve-Element

Update Extrusion-Depth shows as the Control-Action


To control the Extrusion-Offset of a Profile/Extrusion:

1.Mechanism-Editor: Click the Profile (the Pink contour of a sketch-loop).

The Profile and Extrusion show in the Top-Box.

In the Parameter-Control dialog-box:

2.Click the Extrusion in the Top-Box.

In the Bottom-Box:

The Extrusion shows as the Driven-Parameter

The Extrusion shows as the Solve-Element

Rebuild Solid shows as the Control-Action - this is actually the Extrusion-Offset.


To delete an element:

1.Click an element in one of the boxes.

2.Click MD-CM-Cross-22x20Red-14-4

The element and parameter are removed from the Parameter-Control dialog-box.