What is and why use a Design-Set?

A Design-Set is a collection of dimensions and parameters that you can edit together in the Design-Set dialog-box.

When they are in the Design-Set, you do not need to edit them separately, each with their own dialog.

Design FB

Icon-FB-DesignSet

[Above Graphic-Area]: Modelling FB toolbar > Design-Set FB

Menu:

Add menu > Add Design-Set FB

Dialog-box:

Design-Set dialog-box

GA-DesignSetFB

STEP 1.Add the Design-Set FB to the graphic area
1.Click Modelling FB toolbar > Add Design-Set FB
2.Click again in the graphic-area to 'place' the FB in the graphic-area.

The Design-Set FB is now in the graphic-area and the Assembly-Tree.

GA-DesignSetFB-DoubleClick

STEP 2.Edit the Design-Set FB to open the Design-Set dialog-box
1.Double-click the Design-Set FB to open the Design dialog-box

-or...

...see 'How to open a Dialog-Box'.

Notes:

A.You can add to the Design-Set dialog-box:
Dimensions used for sketch-elements in ANY Mechanism-Editor
Motion-Dimensions
Parameters in Function-Blocks
Parameters in the Gear-Pair dialog-box.
B.When you add a dimension or parameter is in the Design-Set, you can edit the dimension value ONLY in the Design-Set.

To indicate to you that you cannot edit the dimension, the its dimension and extension lines become grey.

When you use more than one Design-Set Tool, it is good practice to rename each Design-Set element.

Icon-MotionDimensionFB-Slider-inGA-inDS

C.The Motion-Dimension FB becomes grey if it has been added to the Design-Set.

See Also:

Tutorial 7

 

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