Viewing Related Objects  

This task shows how to use the Related Objects viewer to navigate through the objects connected to the selected object.
You can focus on an object and see how it was constructed via its related objects.
The related objects command identifies the parent, any children or connected objects and the relationship between objects. It is available when none of the icons of the workbench are activated that is to say when you are in Select command .
Accessing related objects can be done in two ways:

  • By clicking Related Objects in the toolbar
  • From the contextual menu, by selecting Related Objects.
The different options available are:
Reframe on selection: reframes the main 3D window on the Related objects selection.
Reframe on selection: the main window selection corresponds to the Related objects selection. The main window display is not reframed.
Freeze: freezes the contents of the Related objects window. You can still navigate in the main window: the Related objects view will not be updated.
Freeze: the Related objects selection corresponds to the main window selection.
View related objects: displays the parent, any children or connected objects.
View related objects: only displays the selected objects.
Wire: displays the wires contained in the bundle segment, the bundle segments and devices connected to this bundle segment.
Wire: hides the wires contained in the bundle segment, shows the bundle segments and devices.
Harness: displays the relationship to the harness: connectors, equipment, bundle segments, wires.
Harness: hides the children bundle segments, only shows the wires.
Sub objects: displays the electrical contents.
Sub objects: hides the electrical contents.
On a complex electrical system, the 3D view allows you to limit display to a specific area thus enlightening the information regarding this area.
  1. Select an object: a bundle segment for example.

  2. Click Related Objects .

    The Related Objects dialog box appears. The geometry area and the specification tree are reframed on the object selected.
  3. Select an object in this window.

    The dialog box focuses on the object selected: Bundle Segment1.1 (center of the window) and shows the parent and the connected objects:
    • on the left is the parent object (Assembly meaning).
      It represents the container object.
    • on the right are the children objects (Assembly meaning), connected to the Bundle Segment1.1. They represent the contents.
  4. Click the 3D tab to display the geometry.

  5. Close the dialog box to exit the Related Objects viewer.