The Command-Manager is a short dialog that becomes active when you start a command to add a new element.

Frequently, there are selection-boxes. You must select elements that are contextual to the selection-boxes.


When you start a command, the Command-Manager shows:

A: Short Instruction1s-red [The 'instruction / hint' is also in the Feedback-Area]

B: Dialog 2s

Frequently, there are selection-boxes. Each selection-box has:

3s  Above it, a 'name of the element-type you must select'.

4s  A small icon to its left, to help you identify the element-type

5s A green tick, OK-tiny-13-17 , to its right to show a selection has been made

6s  An orange cross, Cross-15 , to its right to show a selection has not been made.

C: 'Close' Action7s . When all selection-boxes have elements, click the:

OK-tiny-13-17 to complete the command [also Right-click in the graphic-area].

Cross-15 to close the command, and do not add the new element

Clear19x19 to clear the elements from all selection boxes. You can also click in a selection-box to 'clear' the elements.


How to select elements for selection-boxes in the Command-Manager, and to complete a command.

1.You must click an element that is contextual to the [correct type of element for] each selection-box
2.You must click each element, in order, from the top 1-Square-Red to the bottom selection-box 3-Square-Red
3.Click the contextual element in the graphic-area or Assembly-Tree
4.When you select an element, the next selection-box becomes active automatically.
5.Do not click in any selection-box. This will clear all of the elements from the selection-boxes.

If you do click a selection-box, you must click in the top selection-box, to start selecting elements for each selection-box again.

In this example, you must select elements in order:

1sg > 2sg > 3sg

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