How to open a Dialog-Box

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How to open a Dialog-Box

Open an element's dialog-box

To build a model:

STEP 1: Add an element

- see Menus and Toolbars

STEP 2: Open the element's dialog-box

- see below

STEP 3: Edit the element's parameters

- see How to edit a Parameter in a Dialog-Box

How to open a Dialog-Box

There are many methods you can use to open an element's dialog-box.

With all methods, you must be able to select the element. We can select the element in three places:




It may be helpful to use a Selection-Filter to isolate for the type of element you want to edit.

See Selection-Filters

To open an element's dialog-box, do one of these methods:

Click to exapand /collapseMethod 1: Use the Selection-Window
Click to exapand /collapseMethod 2: Double-Click the element
Click to exapand /collapseMethod 3: Right-Click the element
Click to exapand /collapseMethod 4: Edit toolbar > Edit Element tool

Special Cases:

Click to exapand /collapseTo edit a dimension in the Part-Editor
Click to exapand /collapseTo edit a Gear-Pair or 2D-Cam
btn_delkeywordTo edit an Extrusion
Click to exapand /collapseReasons you cannot edit an element