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.
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
Group by Entity
Groups 3d constraints by entity or mechanical component they are applied to.
Group by Type
Groups mechanical components and 3d constraints in separate trees.
Groups 3d constraints by type.
Expand a constraint to see the 3D features affected by the constraint.
When pressed () the mechanical components and 3d constraints are sorted alphabetically.
When depressed () the mechanical components and 3d constraints are listed in the order they were added to the assembly.
|Settings for visual representation of parameters||
Constraints expressions control whether the numeric value or assigned parameter name displayed.
Expressions at sub-components control visual representation of sub-component parameter: numeric value or assigned parameter name.
Show sub-component parameters control visibility of sub-component parameters.
Parameters at properties add parameters section for selected instance to the mechanical browser properties.
|Search field||When pressed demonstrates the search filed which allows to type a name of an object to search in the mechanical browser.|
- 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.