Opens the Mechanical Browser panel.
Accessing the Command
command bar: mechanicalbrowseropen
menu bar: Assembly | Mechanical Browser and Parametric | Mechanical Browser
toolbar: Assembly | Mechanical Browser and Parameters | Mechanical Browser
ribbon: Assembly | Tools | Mechanical Browser
context menu*: Mechanical Browser
* Place the cursor over a toolbar or a ribbon panel, then right click. See also: Dockable Panels.
Displays a dialog box:
The Mechanical Browser allows navigation on the hierarchy of mechanical components for the current drawing and calling different commands for the inserts.
Standard Part Component Insert (= block reference)
Collapsed Component Insert (= external reference)
Expanded Component Insert (= external reference)
Standard Part Subcomponent Insert (= nested block reference)
Subcomponent Insert (= nested external reference)
Properties of the selected item
- To open or close a panel
- To dock a panel
- To dock a panel with respect to another docked panel
- To stack panels in a tabbed panel
3dCompare - executes a geometrical comparison between solids and surfaces in 2 drawing files. The result is shown in a new drawing and reported in the Mechanical Browser panel.
BmDependencies - lists all files, containing component definitions inserted in the assembly, in the command window.
BmExternalize - switches internal components to external components.
StandardPartsPanelOpen - inserts a standard hardware part as a mechanical component in the current drawing.
BmLocalize - switches external components to internal components.
BmOpen - opens the component insert drawing.
BmOpenCopy - opens a copy of a component insert as a new drawing.
BmReplace - replaces a component insert.
BmUpdate - reloads all referenced components from external files and updates BOM tables.
DesignTable - creates or imports .csv files containing sets of parameter values. Drop-down lists with the parameters values from the tables are added to the Mechanical Browser and parametric component properties.
-DesignTableEdit - allows to edit design tables.
MechanicalBrowserClose - closes the Mechanical Browser panel.
-ToolPanel - allows to control the display of tool panels, such as the Properties Bar, the Ribbon or the Sheet Sets panel from the command line.
SmParametrize - creates a consistent set of 3D constraints for a selected sheet metal part.