Example: Assembly-Tree in Explorer-Explorer

Assembly-Tree in Explorer-Explorer

The Assembly-Tree shows the Element Icon and Element Name of each element in the model.

We indent child elements relative to their parent elements.

Solved or Broken Kinematic-chains.

Next to each Part and Joint element, there is an icon to identify if the kinematic-chain is 'solved' or 'broken', as follows:

Red-14-1b KinChain-Solved A 'solved' kinematic-chain.  All of the Parts can stay joined for all positions of the machine-cycle.

Red-14-2 KinChain-NotSolved A 'broken' kinematic-chain. At least one Part in a dyad cannot 'reach' all positions in the machine-cycle, and a Joint must break.

Selected Elements:

When you click an element:

a squareRed-14-3 shows around the icon
the element shows in the Selection-Window


When you Right-click an element in the Assembly-Tree, a menu, which we call a Contextual-menu, shows next to your pointer.

In the image to the left, there is an orange rectangle around the contextual-menu. This is for the purposes of the image to the left only.

You can use the menu to:

Edit Element
Delete (element)
Rename ... (element)

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