There are three different options when you open a Library File.
•Preselect a Plane - the model in the Library file is opened onto a new Mechanism-Editor,. The Library file and model is a child to the Plane and the Mechanism-Editor.
•Preselect a Part - the model in the Library fie is opened onto the Part. The Library file and model is a child to the Part.
•Preselect nothing - the model in the Library fie is opened and merged with the active Mechanism-Editor.
1.Click a Plane that is a child to the active Model-Editor or Mechanism-Editor
The Plane MUST show in the Selection-Window.
2.Click File > Open
The Windows® File Open interface starts.
3.In the Files of type drop-down, select Library files (*.LXL)
4.Explore to, and select, a Library File
5.Click the Open button
6.Click in the Command-Manager
MechDesigner adds the model in the Library File to a new Mechanism-Editor (and name-tab) as a child to the Plane you select in 1, above.
You can use the Library file-type to move a model in one Mechanism-Editor to a different Plane and Mechanism-Editor
1.Save your model, in the normal way, as a backup - see Save
2.Click the name-tab of the Mechanism-Editor with the kinematic-chains you want to move
3.Click File > Save as : File of type LXL
4.Open the Library File - see Open Library File
5.Select a different Plane for the new Mechanism-Editor
6.Save your model with a new file-name.
7.Delete the original Mechanism-Editor