How to Start the Part Editor

Notes:

There are many different methods you can use to start the Part-Editor.  With all methods, note the following:

A Part is an element, which is identified by its Part-Outline
You can edit only one Part at a time. To edit a different Part, you must close the Part-Editor, to return to the Mechanism-Editor, and then edit the different Part.

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With some graphics cards, to edit a Part:

Move your mouse-pointer to the arcRed-14-1b of the Part-Outline at its start-Point, and then double-click you mouse.
Alternatively, identify the Part in the Assembly-Tree, right-click it, and select Edit elementRed-14-2 in the contextual-menu.

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How to Start the Part-Editor...

5 methods

 


How to start the Part-Editor

btn_delkeywordMETHOD 1: SELECTION-WINDOW

This is the most reliable, and requires the least 'skill' to use.

Click the Part-Outline in the Graphic-Area

Click the Part-Outline in the Graphic-Area

STEP 1: Click the Part-Outline

In the graphics-area:

1.Move your mouse above the Part-Outline so that it becomes red
2.Click the Part-Outline

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In the Assembly-Tree:

1.Click the Part element in the Assembly-Tree

If the Part-Outline is near to other elements, you may click those elements also.

Selection-Window

Selection-Window

STEP 2: Edit the element from the Selection-Window
1.Identify the Part element in the Selection-Window
2.Right-click the Part element

In the contextual-menu:

3.Click Edit Element
btn_delkeywordMETHOD 2: DOUBLE-CLICK

This method is often the most convenient, but you must avoid other elements.

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STEP 1: Double-click a Part-Outline
1.Double-click the Part-Outline in the graphic-area - see image

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1.Double-click the Part element in the Assembly-Tree
btn_delkeywordMETHOD 3: EDIT-PART icon

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STEP 1.Click Edit Part in Part-Editor icon in the toolbar to the left of the graphic-area - see image

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STEP 1.Click Edit menu > Edit Part in Part-Editor

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Do:

1.Click Edit menu > Edit Part in Part-Editor
2.Click the Part-Outline or an Added Part, or the Base-Part.
3.Click the graphic-area

or do:

1. Click a Part-Outline in the graphic-area
2.Click Edit menu > Edit Part in Part-Editor
btn_delkeywordMETHOD 4: RIGHT-CLICK

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In the graphic-area:

1.Hover so the Part-Outline becomes red
2.Right-Click the Part-Outline
3.Click Edit Part in Part-Editor from the contextual-menu.

How to Exit the Part-Editor.

btn_delkeywordMETHOD 1: DOUBLE-CLICK
STEP 1: Double-click a sketch-element that you have added to the Part

In the graphic-area:

1.Move your mouse above a sketch-element so that it becomes red
2.Double-click the sketch-element

Occasionally, with some graphic-cards, to select a Part-Outline, you must hover above the arcsRed-14-2 at the end of a Part-Outline

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1.Double-click the Part element in the Assembly-Tree
btn_delkeywordMETHOD 2: EDIT-PART tool

Icon-EditPart

1.Click Edit Part in Part-Editor icon in the toolbar to the left of the graphic-area - see image

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1.Click Edit menu > Edit Part in Part-Editor

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