Add Point

Toolbar-SE-AddPoint

Toolbar :

Part-Editor : Geometry toolbar

Menu :

Part-Editor : Add menu > Geometry sub-menu> > Add Point

To Add :

1.Part-Editor: Click Geometry toolbar > Add Point
2.Part-Editor: Click the graphic-area

The Point is now in the graphic-area.


Point Symbols

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'+' : centre-Point - at the centre of Arcs and Circles

'+' : a centre-Point that is merged with a start-Point or end-Point of a Line or Arc
There is only one Point

'' : start-Point or end-Point - at the ends of Lines and Arcs

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CirclePlus : centre-Point that is coincident with a start-Point (or end-Point).

You may need to select the '+' or the '' to do a command

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PointSymbol : Locked-Points - as defined by the Position and Vectors dialog-box

  : Free-Points are Blue


Motion-Point : Motion-Point - added with Add Motion-Path FB.

Motion-Point Point: Motion-Point - coincident with a start-Point or end-Point.

Point:  Trace-Point

You can drag a Point in the Mechanism-Editor, if you ALL three rules are true

1.Add a Point element in the Part-Editor

AND ...

2.Do NOT add a dimension or constraint to the Point

AND ...

3.Add a Trace-Point to the Point in the Mechanism-Editor

Point: Locate the Point in one of two ways

Use dimensions and constraints in the Part-Editor

OR ...

Use the Point Vectors and Position dialog-box in the Mechanism-Editor

NOT BOTH


Example

How:

Selection-Window

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Click the graphic-area to approximately locate the Point.

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