When we do commands to build the model, we add elements to the graphic-area. The elements are also added to the Assembly-Tree.
Each element has a name.
Elements in the Assembly-Tree
The Assembly-Tree is a list of the elements you add to the model, but compiled into a hierarchical and chronological list.
•Element-Name + number
The first element of a type in the Assembly-Tree does not have a number. Thereafter, we append it with a number.
E.g. : As we add Parts, the Element-Names in the Assembly-Tree will be Part, Part2, .... ;
Similarly, when you add Pin-Joints, the Element-Names in the Assembly-Tree will be : Pin-Joint, Pin-Joint2, ...
You can rename all elements. See rename elements
Each element in the Assembly-Tree has an icon to the left of the element-name
The icon is very similar to the icon for the command in the toolbar when you add the element.
You cannot change the icon.
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 the Part icon identifies it as that element type.