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

Right-click an element in the Selection-Window to show a contextual-menu.

The contextual-menu has one or all of:

Show Element References - see also below

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

Delete:

Rename element

Show / hide selected elements - for example a Solid on a CAD-Line.

View References dialog-box

When you add some elements you must select other elements.

When you add some elements, you will also automatically add 'other elements'. These 'other elements' are the 'Reference Elements'.

For example: ..

Line : the 'Reference Elements' are the two Points (one at each end of the Line)
Pin-Joint : the 'Reference Elements' are two Points that you click to add the Pin-Joint.
Motion-Dimension: the 'Reference Elements' are the joint and sketch-elements that you selected to add the Motion-Dimension FB.

Dialog-13.2-Show-Element-References

To see the Reference Elements that are related to an Element:

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

In the contextual-menu

2.Click 'View References'

A read-only dialog-box that is a list of the 'Reference Elements'.

The dialog shows the:

References and No. that are associated with the Element
Element Type - what type of element
Element Owner: to which the elements is a child

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