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The Add menu and sub-menus has the commands you need to build your models. The commands are contextual to each editor-type - Model-Editor, Mechanism-Editor, Part-Editor.

To build a model, you will generally do these steps:

STEP 1: Add an element that is contextual to the editor-type:

See Model-Editor

See Mechanism-Editor

See Part-Editor

STEP 2: Open the element's dialog-box

Use the element's dialog-box to edit its parameters:

See Dialog-Boxes

See How to open a Dialog-Box

STEP 3: Edit the parameters to change the element's properties

See How to edit a Parameter in a Dialog-Box

STEP 4: Close the dialog-box

STEP 5: Do STEPS 1 to 4 again, and again.

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This is the structure of the Add menu.

Structure of the Add menu

Structure of the Add menu


Model Editor menus and toolbar:

Model elements toolbar - left of the graphic-area - add Planes and Mechanism-Editors to Planes

Mechanism-Editor menus and toolbar:

Model elements toolbar - left of the graphic-area - add Planes and Mechanism-Editors to Planes

Kinematic elements toolbar - left of the graphic-area - add basic elements: parts, joints, to build kinematic-chains

Machine elements toolbar - left of the graphic-area - add more complex, functional elements to the model

Kinematic Function-Blocks toolbar - right of the graphic-area - plan and measure the motion of each kinematic-chain

Modeling Function-Blocks toolbar - above the graphic-area - tools that help you do more complex modelling

Force elements toolbar - right of the graphic-area - measure force, torque, and power that is required to drive each kinematic-chain

Solid element toolbar  - above the graphic-area -  show kinematic elements as solid model elements

Part-Editor menus and toolbar:

Geometry toolbar - left of the graphic-area - add sketch-elements and dimensions to Parts

Constraints toolbar - right of the graphic-area - add constraints to sketch-elements