Rename an Element

It becomes important to rename elements as you add them to a model.

For this tutorial, open the Rename dialog-box from an element in the Assembly-Tree.

It is also possible to open the Rename dialog-box in the Selection-Window.

Tutorial: example: Rename an Element


There are two ways to rename an element.

A: Do the Windows® procedure:

1.'Click, pause, click' the element
2.Enter a new element name

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B: Use the Rename dialog:

1.Right-click an element in the Assembly-Tree or Selection-Window
2.Click Rename Element... in the contextual-menu

The Rename dialog-box opens.

Rename dialog-box

Rename dialog-box

The 'Old Name' is a read-only parameter.

3.Enter a 'New Name' with your keyboard.
4.Click the OK-tiny-11-15 tick at the top of the dialog-box.

Note: If you enter a New Name that is in the Assembly-Tree, MechDesigner appends a number to the 'New Name'.

Top-Tip: Rename Element

To help identify the elements in the Element-Explorer give elements that are related to the same function the same name.

For example, rename all of the elements for a Pusher to PUSHER. MechDesigner automatically appends a number, so that elements with the same name become PUSHER1, PUSHER2, PUSHER3, ...

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