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 the other Parts [See: Show Other Mechanism and Part-Outlines]
The mouse-pointer changes to the Edit-Part pointer

To Start the Part-Editor from the Mechanism-Editor:

Double-Click-Part-in Graphic-Area

1.Double-click the 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, in the vertical toolbar]

- 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 Part's X–axis].

... the Part-Editor is now closed.

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

Videos

Three 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.

In this case, try again to double-click the element to close or open the Part-Outline, or use a different method.

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

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