Why is the Base-Part not Green when I had a Mechanism-Editor?


The Base-Part is a Random colour.

If the Base-Part is a not Green:

Icon-Force-Vectors-Show Forces toolbar > Display Forces is Show Force Vectors.

When this icon is set to display Force Vectors, each Part is given a random colour.

To make the Part Green, you should:

Icon-Force-Vectors-HideClick the Forces toolbar >Display Forces to Hide Force Vectors

When the icon is gray the Base-Part should be Green.

Why can I not see the Base-Part properly?

BasePart partial hidden by a Plane.

BasePart partial hidden by a Plane.

The Base-Part is being hidden by a Plane.

This is because:

Icon-ShowModelinMechVisibility toolbar > Show Model in Mechanism is Show Model

When the Model is being shown in the Mechanism, we also show the Planes.

You can:

Icon-Visibility-ModelinMech-HideClick Visibility toolbar > Show Model in Mechanism to Hide Model


- or -

Icon-DispFilt-PlanesClick Display toolbar > Display Planes to Hide Planes


Why is the Base-Part Grey?



The Base-Part is being hidden by the Base-Part in a Mechanism-Editor that is front of the active Mechanism-Editor

Icon-Visibility-Other Mech-SHOW Visibility toolbar > Show other Mechanisms

If this is active, then

a different Mechanism-Editor may be in front of the active Mechanism-Editor. The Base-Part of the other Mechanism-Editor will show in front to the Base-Part in the active Mechanism-Editor. If you spin the model you will be able to see the Base-Part of the active Mechanism-Editor.
two Mechanism-Editors are coplanar. Then you must Hide other Mechanisms

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