<< Click to Display Table of Contents >>

Navigation:  Getting Started Tutorials - MechDesigner > The 'User Interface'  >


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:


Elements that you click in the graphic-area or in the Element-Explorer (see below), will show in the Selection-Window.

To edit, rename, or delete an element that is in the Selection-Window:

1.Right-click the element

2.Click Edit , Rename, or Delete in the contextual-menu.

See more : Selection-Window


When you add element, you may need to select other elements from the model. In this case, the Command-Manager may open with selection-boxes.

You MUST select the elements that are contextual to each selection-box, in order, from top to bottom, before you can add the new element.

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 next 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 (colorized)

4.Click OK-tiny-11-15 to complete the command.

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 trees, with 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