What is and why use a Design-Set?

A Design-Set is a collection of dimensions and parameters that you select from the model, which you can then edit together in the Design-Set dialog-box.

When they are in the Design-Set, you do not need to edit them separately, each with their own dialog. Because we save the Design-Set with the model, you can open it at any time.

This is a tool that makes it very easy to forward the model to other design engineers so that they are instructed as to which dimensions and parameters they should edit.

Add Design FB

Toolbar :

Modelling FB toolbar

Icon-FB-DesignSet

Design-Set FB

Menu :

Add menu > Add Design-Set FB

Dialog-box :

Design-Set dialog-box

GA-DesignSetFB

STEP 1: Add the Design-Set FB to the graphic area
1.Click Modelling FB toolbar > Add Design-Set FB
2.Click in the graphic-area

The Design-Set FB is now in the graphic-area and the Assembly-Tree.

GA-DesignSetFB-DoubleClick

STEP 2: Open the Design-Set dialog-box
1.Double-click the Design-Set FB

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See 'How to open a Dialog-Box'.

Notes :

A. Add to the Design-Set :
Dimensions in the Part-Editor for sketch-elements in ANY Mechanism-Editor
Linear or Angular Motion-Dimensions
Parameters in Function-Blocks
Parameters in the Gear-Pair dialog-box.
B. You can only edit the dimension in the Design-Set.

The dimension and extension lines become grey in the graphic-area

Icon-MotionDimensionFB-Slider-inGA-inDS

C.Motion-Dimension FBs becomes grey if you add them to the Design-Set.

See also:

Globe-www Online Video : Tutorial 7: Design-Sets

 

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