After you rename an element, it remains possible to identify the element-type from its icon. The icon pre-pends the element-name in each of the Trees in the Element Explorer, and if you select it, in the Selection-Window.
There are three(3) methods to rename an element:
Do the Windows® procedure:
2.Enter a new element name
3.Press the Enter key on your keyboard
Unfortunately, not all element-types show in the Assembly-Tree.
This method applies to all elements you can click in the Graphic-Area., Assembly-Tree, Geometry-Tree, and Kinematics-Tree.
Use the Rename dialog:
1.Click an element, in the graphic-area or the Element-Explorer, so that it shows in the Selection-Window
In the Selection-Box:
2.Right-click the element you want to rename
3.Click Rename element in the contextual-menu
The Rename dialog-box is now open.
Old Name - Read-Only
New Name -
1.Enter a New Name (add a Letter to the end of the New-Name e.g. NewName-A ; and not a number)
In this case, I have entered: Gear-Centre-Line-A
2.Press the Enter key on your keyboard
3.Click at the top of the dialog-box