The Project-Explorer 3r

The Project-Explorer is to the left of the graphic-area and Contextual Toolbars.

There are three panels in the Project-Explorer.

Project Explorer:  Selection-Window Command-Manager Element-Explorer

Project Explorer:
Selection-Window
Command-Manager
Element-Explorer

Selection-Window

A list of the elements that you click in the graphic-area or in the Element-Explorer[see below]3s

Use the Selection-Window to edit, rename, delete elements, and also to 'show-element references'. To edit, rename, or delete an element:

1.Click the element in the graphic-area or the Element-Explorer

The elements you click [you may click more than one element] show in the Selection-Window.

2.Right-click the element you want to edit, rename or delete to show a contextual-menu
3.Click 'Edit...' , 'Rename', or 'Delete' in the contextual-menu.

See more : Selection-Window

Command-Manager

The Command-Manager gives a hint and one or more selection-box.

To complete the command, you MUST select elements that are contextual to each selection-box, in order, from top to bottom.

If you click in ANY of the selection-boxes you will clear all elements you may have selected.

1.Click an element in the graphic-area or the Assembly-Tree that is contextual to the top selection-box

The next selection-box becomes active automatically.

2.Click an element that is contextual to the selection-box
3.... continue to click elements that are contextual to each selection box, from top to bottom, in order.

When all selection-boxes have elements, the OK-Grey-small button at the bottom of the Command-Manager becomes OK-tiny-11-15 active [colourized]

4.Click the OK-tiny-11-15

See more: Command-Manager

Element Explorer

The Element Explorer shows the elements that are in the model.

The Element Explorer has three hierarchical trees. There are two name-tabs at one time.

In the Model-Editor or Mechanism-Editor, the two name-tabs are:

Assembly [ DE: die Baugruppe baum ]
Kinematics [Note: If, at the top of the Kinematics-Tree, you cannot see the '+' to explore 'Mechanism', click Edit menu > Rebuild']

In the Part-Editor, the two name-tabs are the:

See more: Element-Explorer

 

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