3: Project-Explorer

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3: Project-Explorer

3r Project-Explorer

The Project-Explorer is to the left of the graphic-area.

It has three(3) areas:

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Selection-Window

The Selection-Window shows the list of elements that you CLICK, or SHIFT+CLICK, in the graphic-area or Element Explorer (see below).

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

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Command-Manager

The Command-Manager is a small interface with a selection-box for each element you must select to add a new element.

You must select the element for each selection-box, of the correct element-type, in the graphic-area or Element-Explorer.

You must select the elements from the TOP to the BOTTOM selection-box.

When you select an element, and it shows in a selection-box, the next selection-box becomes active.

When there is an element in each selection-box, the MD-OK-not-tiny-13-17 at the bottom of the Command-Manager colorizes to OK-tiny-13-17 .

Click OK-tiny-13-17 to add the new element to the model.

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Element Explorer

The Element Explorer shows the elements that are in the model.

The Element Explorer has three(3) trees, but shows only two(2) trees at one time.

In the Model-Editor and a Mechanism-Editor, the two trees are the:

Assembly-Tree - see image

Kinematics-Tree (If necessary, click Rebuild Now to compile the Kinematics-Tree)

In the Part-Editor, the two trees are the:

Assembly-Tree

Geometry-Tree (If necessary, click Rebuild Now to compile the Geometry-Tree)