Element Explorer | Assembly-Tree

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Element Explorer | Assembly-Tree


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.

Mechanisms absorb those elements associated with the Mechanism.

Parts, in a Mechanism, absorb those elements associated with the Part, but not sketch-elements..

Solved, Broken and Unsolved Kinematic-chains.

Next to each Part, an icon identifies if the kinematic-chain is 'solved', 'broken', or unsolved:

Red-14-1b KinChain-Solved A solved kinematic-chain: Mobility is zero AND all Parts can stay joined for all positions of the machine-cycle.

Red-14-2 KinChain-NotSolved A solved kinematic-chain that is broken. Mobility is zero BUT Parts can not move to all positions that are pre-defined by the range of the Motion-Part.

Blank-14x14-white Kinematic-Chain-Unsolved An unsolved kinematic-chain. Mobility is greater than zero(0).

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 contextual-menu shows next to your pointer.

In the image to the left, the orange rectangle around the contextual-menu is only used to highlight the contextual-menu in the image.

You can use the contextual-menu to:

Show Element References

Edit Element

Delete (element)

Rename ... (element)