This topic is STEP 3: Edit the element's parameters in its dialog-box.
The image below is a dialog-box. It is the Dimension dialog-box.
It has one parameter (Dimension) and data-box (currently set to 300).
In this image of the Dimension dialog-box, I have added a 'window' to highlight the parameter box.
The three areas of the parameter box are:
There are three different procedures you can use to edit a parameter in a dialog-box.
Enter a value directly:
1.Use your keyboard to enter the data-value
2.Press the Enter key on your keyboard to update to the new value
You must press the Enter key.
Enter a value as a symbolic equation:
1.Use your keyboard to enter an equation
2.Press the Enter on your keyboard to update to the new value
You must press the Enter key
Symbolic parameters for an Equation:
•Simple Arithmetic: +, –, *, /
•Indices: ^, Sqrt()
•Trigonometric (Angles are Radians), Sin(), Cos(), Tan(), Sinh, Cosh, Tansh, ArcSin(), ArcCos(), ArcTan2( ; )
Spin-Box arrowhead buttons (in the CYAN-BOX)
Top : Left arrowhead to subtract (–) the parameter-value by the Spin-Increment
Top : Right arrowhead to add (+) the parameter-value by the Spin-Increment
Bottom : Left arrowhead to divide (÷) the Spin-Increment by 10
Bottom : Right arrowhead to multiply(×) the Spin-Increment by 10
Edit the Parameter-Value
•Click the Top & Left arrowhead: Subtract the Spin-Increment(1) from the parameter-value
•Click the Top & Right arrowhead two times: Add the Spin-Increment(1) to the parameter-value 2 x
Edit the Spin-Increment
•Click the Bottom & Left arrowhead: Divide the Spin-Increment by 10
•Click the Bottom & Right arrowhead two times: Multiply the Spin-Increment by 10 2 x
WARNING: The model re-builds each time you click the top arrowhead buttons in the Spin-Box tool. If the model is complex, there is a long time to update the model.
Double-click inside the data-box to hide the Spin-Box.
Double-click the data-box again to show the Spin-Box.
To see the Zero / Round / Paste / Copy menu:
1.Right-click inside the data-box
The Zero / Round / Copy / Paste contextual-menu shows.
•Zero - the parameter-value becomes zero(0), or the smallest possible value for the parameter-value
•Round - the parameter-value becomes the nearest value that is exactly divisible by the Spin-Increment. The Spin-Increment is below the data-box - ten(10) in the image
•Copy - to copy the parameter-value to your clipboard.
•Paste - to paste the parameter-value from your clipboard.