Insert the following sample cgr files: ATOMIZER.cgr,
BODY1.cgr, BODY2.cgr, LOCK.cgr, NOZZLE1.cgr, NOZZLE2.cgr,
REGULATION_COMMAND.cgr, REGULATOR.cgr, TRIGGER.cgr and VALVE.cgr.
They are to be found in the online documentation filetree
in the common functionalities sample folder
Click Distance and Band Analysis
in the DMU Space Analysis toolbar, or select Insert >
Distance and Band Analysis from the menu bar to calculate
distances. The Edit Distance and Band Analysis dialog box
The default distance analysis is measuring the
minimum distance inside one selection
Ensure that the first Type drop-down list box is set to
Select a product, for example the Trigger.
Click the second Type
drop-down list box and select Between two selections.
Select another product, for example the
Any sub-assembly in the specification tree is
considered a valid selection.
Click in selection fields (fields turn dark blue)
to view your selections and be certain that you have selected the
products you intended: selected products are highlighted.
Continue clicking to select as many products as you
want. Products will be placed in the active selection. To de-select
products, reselect them in the specification tree or the geometry
Click Apply to calculate the distance:
If necessary, pan, zoom and/or rotate in the Preview
window to visualize the results better.
Minimum distance and other information identifying all
distance components is given in the expanded dialog box. X, Y, Z
coordinates of start and end points on products selected for the distance
calculation as well as products themselves are identified.
You can also view the results in a separate viewer. To do
in the Edit Distance and Band Analysis dialog box. Object
viewing commands and commands in the Window menu are available in this
window. For example, using the Windows menu, you can tile the results
window and the original document window vertically or horizontally.
You can use other DMU Space Analysis toolbar
commands in the Results window to, for example, measure surfaces.
Click the Type drop-down list box and select Along Z.
Click Apply. Results are calculated and
displayed in the dialog box and Preview window. The Edit
Distance and Band Analysis dialog box expands to show the results.
Click OK in the Edit Distance and Band
Analysis dialog box when done.
The distance definition and results are kept as a
specification tree feature. This means you can run the measurement again
after, for example, moving one of the products or modifying the contents
of a group: distance results will be updated to reflect changes made.
Defining Measurement Types
Select the required type from the drop-down list box:
Defining Computation Types
Handling Preview Windows
A Preview window
appears visualizing selected products and the minimum distance (represented
by a line, two arrows and a value).
You can change the default display setting for the Preview
window using the
Tools > Options..., Digital Mockup command (DMU Navigator tab)
If you close the Preview
window, to open it again:
Click Results window
in the Edit Distance and Band Analysis dialog box
This opens the dedicated results window.
Click Results window
a second time
The results window is closed and the Preview window is restored.
If however, you close the Results window (using the
Close button in the title bar), the Preview window will not be
Modifying the Color, Linetype and
Thickness of the Distance Result
To make it
easier to read your result, you can specify different properties for
distance result. This is done via the Properties command or via the Graphic
The Properties command lets you change the color, linetype
and thickness of the current distance result (under Lines and Curves in
To access properties:
Right-click the specification tree feature and select
In the dialog box, click the Graphic tab.
You can also change these properties via the Graphic
To do so:
Select the feature in the specification tree.
Set the linetype, thickness and/or plane color in the
Graphic Properties toolbar.
To return to the initial colors, select No color.
In DMU-P1, you can measure the minimum distance only
between products in the same selection, between products in the selection
and other products in the document, or between products in two different
selections and view the results in a separate viewer.