Selection-Window

Elements in the Selection-Window

Elements in the Selection-Window

The Selection-Window is at the top of the Project Explorer.

The Selection-Window shows a list of elements that are in the model and that you 'click' [or select] in the graphic-area or Element-Explorer.

Headers in the Selection-Window:

Selection: the list of elements that you have selected

Owner: the owner is:

Mechanism when the element in the list is a child to the Mechanism-Editor.

- or -

Part when the element in the list is a child to the Part.

Contextual-menu in Selection-Window

Contextual menu in Selection-Window

Contextual menu in Selection-Window

1.Right-click an element in the Selection-Window .

The contextual-menu of the element include, may include this list

Show Element References - see also below

Edit Element: to open the Element's dialog-box.

Delete:

Rename element:

Show [hide] selected elements - e.g. a Solid on a CAD-Line.

View References dialog-box

To add elements you frequently select 'other elements'. These 'other elements' are termed Reference Elements.

Also, start-Points, end-Points, and centre-Points are termed Reference Elements to sketch-elements.

For example: the Reference-Elements of a:

Line : its start-Point, end-Point
Pin-Joint : are two Points, which may also be the start-Point or end-Point of a Line or the centre-Point of a or Circle
Motion-Dimension: are the joint and the sketch-elements that you selected

Dialog-13.2-Show-Element-References

To see Reference Elements related to an element:

1.Right-click an element in the Selection-Window

In the contextual-menu

2.Click 'View References'

The columns in the Reference Elements dialog-box identify the element's:

References - the name of the Reference-Element
Element Type - the type of element
Element Owner - to which the Reference Element is a child

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