Dialog: Point Properties

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Dialog: Point Properties

Point Properties

Use this dialog to:

Show the Velocity Vectors and Acceleration Vectors of a Point.

Find the exact X and Y coordinates of a Point relative to the XY-Plane of the Mechanism-Editor.

Find the exact x, y and z coordinates of a Point relative to xy-axes of the Part.

Edit the x, y (and z) positions of a Point, (which you only do if the Point does not have ANY dimensions or constraints).


Open Point Properties dialog-box

MD-Double-click-Point

To open the Point Properties dialog-box

1.Double-click the Point in the graphic-area

- or -

1.See How to Open a Dialog-Box  

The Point Properties dialog-box is now open.


Point Properties dialog-box

MD-Dialog-PointPosandVectors

tog_minus Kinematic Vectors 

tog_minus Mechanism Coordinates (Read-Only) 

tog_minus Point Coordinates: Read-Write 

Point with Constraints

Point without Constraints

MD-Dialog-PointProperties-PointCoords-Lock

If the Point does not have a constraint (or dimension) in the Part, then it is possible to edit the position of the Point in this dialog-box


Lock and Edit Point's Position:

The Point coordinates (x , y, z) are relative to the Part's axes:

Lock and Edit here

Edit the x, y and/or z coordinate of the Point


Note:

If you click Lock and Edit here check-box, you cannot edit the position of the Point with the Part-Editor.


 

MD-Dialog-PointProperties-PointCoords-PrtEd

Edit in Part-Editor

You can edit the position of the Point with the Part-Editor.