|During the creation or edition of a Tooling Component instance, a
working mode is active and remains so until you exit the dialog box.
The possible working modes are:
- Guided Mode,
- Planar Mode,
- Point Mode,
- Local Mode.
Guided Mode is activated by special convention of contents in the CATPart
defining the Tooling component. A component is therefore either dedicated to
guided mode, or cannot be used at all in guided mode. This mode will not be
described in this guide.
You are in local mode when the dialog box contains all necessary
information, and you do not intend to change them, e.g. Add New Instance.
For components which are not dedicated to guided mode, the choice between
planar mode and point mode is determined by the first significant selection
in the 3D viewer, that does not define the alignment direction.
There are 3 possible selections:
- selection of a plane or
- selection of a planar face.
||For the alignment direction, it is not possible to select a plane to
define a direction because it would create confusion with the Face
- selection of a Sketch point (which is always on a associated plane),
- selection of a 3D Point,
- selection of a 3D Point on Surface or on Plane,
- selection of a vertex (which is always on one or several associated
- selection of a line,
- selection of an axis (It is possible to select a component axis for
- selection of an edge.
Selecting a point or a sketch point starts the point mode.
Selecting a face starts the planar mode.
The face or the point that has defined the working mode remains fixed until
you close the dialog box.
The working mode is not modal.