|•||Are those objects that you add to the model.|
|•||The Assembly-Tree [see below] in the Element-Explorer, shows a list of elements that you have added to the model.|
For example: After you complete the command Add Part, you will see the Part element in the Assembly-Tree.
|•||Each element may be a child or a parent to different elements.|
For example: Part element is a child to the Mechanism element. It is also is a parent to the CAD-Line element.
|•||Elements are identified in this help in two different ways.|
|o||Original way is: Capital-First-Letter for each word in the Element-Name, and a hyphen between the Element-Name if there two or more words.|
For example: the Part element has a capital 'P', Base-Part has capitals ['B' and 'P'] and a hyphen [-]
|o||New ways is: Element-Name|
|•||You can rename any element.|
For example: rename a Part to Pusher-Tool.
Derived Element Name:
|•||We also use 'derived-element-names' to help us write the help. These element names are not in the Assembly-Tree.|
For example: Sketch-Loop. You will not find a command Add sketch-loop. Rather a sketch-loop is combination of a number of sketch elements that you must join end-to end that form a 'loop'..
Element Explorer: Assembly-Tree
In the Assembly-Tree, we represent each element with an Element-Name and an Element-Icon.
Assembly-Tree in Explorer-Explorer
The image shows an Assembly-Tree in the Element-Explorer.
You need to 'expand' each 'parent' to see its 'children' and 'grand-children'.
Element-Icons and Element-Names
Element-Icon is the same as the toolbar icons. You cannot edit the element icons.
Element-Full-Name is unique.
Element-Full-Name = Element-Name + Element-Number
The element-name is typically the same as the command
We add a number to the Element-Name.
Element Full Name
For example: the default* full names for Parts are: Part, Part2, Part3.
* You can rename the element.
See rename elements.