Edit Part

IMPORTANT: You can edit only one Part at a time.

See also: Why Edit a Part?


When you start the Part-Editor

We hide, in the default case, the other Parts (See: Show Other Mechanism and Part-Outlines)
The mouse-pointer changes to the Edit-Part pointer

Terminology: Part-Outline : The symbol you must select with your mouse-pointer to edit a Part : a rectangular shape that represent the Base-Part, or an oval shape that represents an Added-Part.


To Start the Part-Editor:

Double-Click a Part-Outline to Open the Part-Editor, to edit a Part.

Double-Click a Part-Outline to Open the Part-Editor, to edit a Part.

1.Double-click a Part-Outline in the graphic-area

Note: When you double-click a Part-Outline, you may also double-click a different element. It is possible that:

the dialog of the 'other element' opens, or
nothing happens.

See 'What can go wrong'

- or -

1.Double-click a Line*, Circle or Arc sketch-element that is a child to a Part.

* See What can go wrong

- or -

1.Click the Part-Outline, or a Line, Circle or Arc sketch-element that is a child to a Part.

The Part element should be in the Selection-Window

2.Right-click the element in the Selection-Window.
3.Click Edit element in the contextual-menu.

- or -

Icon-EditPart

1.Click a Part-Outline in the graphic-area
2.Click Edit Part icon - it is to the left of the graphic-area

- or -

1.Click a Part-Outline in the graphic-area
2.Click Edit menu > Edit Part in Part-Editor

To Close the Part-Editor

1.Click (to deselect) the Edit-Part icon

- or -

1.Double-click a Line, Arc or Circle sketch-element

- or -

1.Double-click the Y–axis

We suggest the Y–axis to avoid the CAD-Line which is collinear with the X-axis.

... the Part-Editor is now closed.

You are in the Mechanism-Editor. You can edit a different Part.


Videos

The ways to start the Part-Editor:

 

How to...

Start the Part-Editor
Close the Part-Editor

 

What can go wrong?

If you double-click a:

Blend-Curve sketch-element, the Blend-Curve dialog-box opens.

... or nothing happens if you click more than one element.

See also: Menu | Geometry, Why use the Part-Editor, How to Start the Part-Editor; Edit the Length of a Part

 

Tutorials and Reference Help Files for MechDesigner and MotionDesigner 14.2 + © Machine, Cam, Mechanism, and Motion Design Software by PSMotion Ltd