Point Position & Vectors dialogbox
Use this dialog to:
•  Show Velocity and Acceleration Vectors of a Point as you cycle the model. 
•  Find the exact position of a Point on the MechanismPlane 
•  Find the position of a Point on the , using Part Coordinates. 
•  Edit the position of a FreePoint that does not have constraints added with the PartEditor, using Part Coordinates 
You do not need to open the PartEditor to edit the position of a Point with this dialog
Note: With this dialog, you can edit the Point's position ONLY when it does not have any geometric constraint added to it.
The Point Position and Vectors dialogbox
Edit a Point element to open the Point Position and Vectors dialog.
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There are three separators:
•  Mechanism Coordinates [ReadOnly] 
•  Point Coordinates [ReadWrite] 

Show or Hide Vectors

Velocity and Acceleration Vector checkboxes
If you show the Point's Velocity and Acceleration Vectors:
•  The vectors show only when the Point moves relative to the 
•  The length of the vectors are proportional to the Point's instantaneous Velocity and Acceleration. 
•  The magnitude of the vectors shows at the arrowhead of each vector 
•  The colour [default] of the vectors are Velocity, Acceleration 
•  The vectors update their values and length each machine step [see Machine Settings dialogbox > Cycling Parameters > Number of Steps] 
Scope Option
The vectors can be shown relative to the:
•  Local xyz axes  Mechanism Axes [default] 
•  Global XYZ axes  mODELaXES 
Velocity Vector Options
The Velocity vectors can be shown as the:
•  Magnitude of the Velocity [default] 
•  X component of the velocity only 
•  Y component of the velocity only 


Buttons in the FeedbackArea to change the scale of the Vectors
To change the scale and length of the vectors, use the buttons in the FeedbackArea:
•  Click the up or down buttons below 'Vel' to edit the Velocity Vector 
•  Click the up or down button below 'Accel' to edit the Acceleration Vector 

Mechanism Coordinates [ReadOnly]

The Point coordinates [X, Y, Z ] relative to the Origin of the MechanismPlane (and BasePart).
The X, Y, Z dimensions are ReadOnly.
The Origin [0,0, 0] of the is the intersection of the small X and Yaxes in the BasePart.

Point Coordinates [ReadWrite]

The Point coordinates [x,y] are relative to the Part's Origin, with the Xaxis from its startPoint to its endPoint.
Lock and Edit Point's Position.
There are two states:
To lock the Point's position in the Part
1.  Click Edit in PartEditor. 
The Point remains 'free' and you can edit it in the PartEditor.


To edit the Point's position in the Part, with this dialog
1.  Click Lock and Edit here 
•  Enter the Position of the Point along the x–axis of the Part. The xaxis of an AddedPart is along its CADLine. 
•  Enter the Position of the Point along the y–axis of the Part. The yaxis of an AddedPart is at +90º to the CADLine. 
Notes:
Lock and Edit Here,
•  you will not be able to edit it in the PartEditor. 
•  the Point must be free of any constraints and dimensions 
