Auto rebuild :

Icon-AutoRebuild

Auto Rebuild : model is always up-to-date.

The model will normally update when you add a new element or edit a parameter.

Click the icon off and on again to force a new rebuild.

Icon-Rebuild-inactive

Auto Rebuild : model may not be up-to-date - see also Rebuild Now [below]

It is possible to add elements
If you edit an element or parameter, the model may not update the state as defined by the new value of the parameter

Click the icon to 'on' again to force a new rebuild

Rebuild Now :

Icon-LatestRebuildState

Rebuild Now: The model is up-to-date

When the Fort icon is in this state, the model is normally up-to-date to the latest edit.

Icon-NotLatestRebuildState

Rebuild Now: The model is not up-to-date

This icon should only be in this state when Auto-Rebuild may not be up-to-date [see above], and you have made an edit to the model or a parameter.

To rebuild the model

1.Click this icon to update the model to the latest state - the 'fort icon' should become 'erect and pink' [!]

or

1.Click the Auto-Rebuild icon [above] to make the model always up-to-date

Notes:

Note-Pencil-20 Large Model Tips:

Make Auto-rebuild Inactive. Then experiment. Many commands continue when Rebuild is inactive. Then make it active and then inactive again, every 4-5 commands to rebuild.
Number-of-Steps : Make 90, or even less. You do not need many steps for a machine cycle while you build the model.
Show Model in the Mechanism-Editor : Do not use as you edit model's kinematics, if possible.
Image Quality : Change to 'Low', then save and re-open the model. Do this when there are many Solids in the model.
Spin-Box tool. In each dialog-box, do not use the Spin-Box tool when the model is large, because the model will update after each click. Use your keyboard to enter new values in each data box.

Note-Pencil-20   Toggle Auto-Rebuild on and off at least one time to the always up-to-date state before you do important analysis with your model.

Tutorial and Reference Help Files for MechDesigner and MotionDesigner 13.2 + © Machine, Mechanism, Motion and Cam Design Software by PSMotion Ltd