Command-Manager

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

CM-AddMotDim

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

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

B: Dialog 2s

There are one to five selection-boxes which show the elements that you must select to add the new element.

Each selection-box has:

3s  Above it, a 'contextual, generic name of the element you must select'.

4s  A small contextual icon to its left, to help identify the element you must select

5s A green tick to its right to show a selection has been made

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

C:  'Close' Action7s Click the:

'Tick' to complete the command [also 'Right-click' in the graphic-area.

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

'Page' to clear the elements from each selection box. You can also click in a selection-box to 'clear' the elements.

CM-SelectionOrder

How to select elements

1.You must select the elements, in order, from top-to-bottom.
2.The top box is automatically active when you start the command.
3.Click an element in the graphic-area or Assembly-Tree, of the correct element type.
4.The next box becomes active automatically.

In this example, you must select elements in order:

1sg > 2sg > 3sg


Do not click in the selection boxes .

If you click in any selection-box, the selection-boxes become empty again.

To select the elements again:

1.Click the selection box at the top of the list
2.Click the elements again, in order.

Tutorial and Reference Help Files for MechDesigner and MotionDesigner 13.2 + © Machine, Mechanism, Motion and Cam Design Software by PSMotion Ltd