The Selection-Window is at the top of the Project Explorer.
It shows the elements you click in the Graphic-Area or the Element-Explorer.
Elements in the Selection-Window
Mechanism: when the element is a child to a Mechanism-Editor.
Part: when the element is a child to a Part.
Contextual menu in Selection-Window
To show the Contextual-Menu
1.Right-click an element
Use the contextual-menu to:
•Show Element References - see below
Many elements need other elements to exist in the model. The other elements are Reference Elements.
For example: Reference Elements of a:
•Line : are its start-Point and end-Point
•Pin-Joint : are two Points, which may be the start-Point or end-Point of a Line or the center-Point of a Circle
Element References for a Pulley
To see the Reference Elements of an element:
1.Click (or SHIFT+Click*) an element in the graphic-area or Assembly-Tree.
In the Selection-Window
2.Right-click the element for which you want to see its Reference-Elements.
3.Click View References in the contextual menu
•Profile contours to see Extrusions
•Sketch-elements to see Constraints
The columns in the dialog-box identify the element's:
•References - the name of the Reference Elements, e.g. Profile
•Element Type - the type of element, e.g. Point
•Element Owner - to which the Reference Elements is a child, e.g. Part
When two or more Points are coincident, I may need to know the Line to which each Point is a child.
I click a Line, then click Show Reference Elements in the Selection-Window and make a note of each Point that is a child to the Line.