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.

See Design-Set dialog-box

Add Design FB

Toolbar :

Modelling FB toolbar


Design-Set FB

Menu :

Add menu > Add Design-Set FB

Dialog-box :

Design-Set dialog-box


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.


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


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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