Selecting and Opening the Context Product from an Imported Mechanism

This task shows you how to select and open the context product from an imported mechanism

Importing a MechanismTop

Open the Integrator.CATProduct document.
  1. Make sure you are in Design Mode if you work with the cache system  (refer to DMU Navigator User's Guide- Viewing the Cache Content)
    If not, select Edit > Representations > Design Mode from the menu bar...

  2. Using the File > New command, click New   from the Standard toolbar or select the File > New... command. In the New dialog box, double-click Product.

    An empty document appears.

  3. Arrange your document windows using Window >Tile Vertically command.

  4. Use the Copy/Paste capability to create a new product:

    • right-click Integrator in the right window. Select Copy from the contextual menu displayed.

    • in the left window, right-click Productn (Product3 in our example) and select Paste from the contextual menu. This is what you should obtain:

  5. Make sure, the Productn (in our example Product3) window is active and click the Import Sub-Mechanisms icon :

    Note you can also click the Simulation with laws icon I_UseLawP2.gif (280 bytes) to import the mechanism
  6. Click Ok in the warning message displayed

    The sub-mechanism and its associated dressup are imported and identified in the specification tree:
    Please also read More about importing mechanisms dressup

    Product3 window

    Integrator.CATProduct window (Root product)

    The icons change for integrator and architect in the specification tree which become flexible products.
    For more information, read Flexible Sub-Assemblies in Assembly User's Guide
  7. Close the Integrator.CATProduct

Selecting and Opening the ContextTop Product

  1. Right-click the imported mechanism in the specification tree and select Select context product from the contextual menu.

    Note: for reference mechanisms, this contextual menu selects the root product.

    The context product is automatically selected in the specification tree:

  2. Click the context product and select Open in New window from the contextual menu:

    A new window opens displaying the context product:

    This is very useful if you need to modify the reference product or perform modifications on a sub-product containing a mechanism.