The names we use for the objects we add to the model.
As we do commands to build the model, we add elements to the graphic-area . They are automatically in the Assembly-Tree.
Elements in the Assembly-Tree:
|•||Element-Name + number|
The first element of a type in the Assembly-Tree does not have a number. Thereafter, we add to a number
E.g.: When you do Add Part, the Element-Names are Part, Part2, .... ; when you do Add Pin-Joint, the Element-Names are : Pin-Joint, Pin-Joint2, ...
You can rename all elements. See rename elements
Each element in the Assembly-Tree, of each type, has an icon to the left of the element-name
The icon is the same icon as the command icon in the toolbar to add the element.
You cannot change the icon.
The Assembly-Tree is a list of the elements you add to the model, but compiled into a hierarchical and chronological list.
Note: The Assembly-Tree also indicates the kinematic-state of each Part with an icon.
E.g. The kinematic-state for solved Parts (also called Green Parts, or kinematically-defined) is the icon.
The kinematic-state of each Part is important, but we will discuss that later.
<< We can see the element that is renamed to Coupler. is a Part, because it has the same icon to identify the element type.