Viewing Related Objects

This task shows you how to view related objects in a design. The direct parent and child/children of the active object are considered related objects.

1. With your document open in the System Design workbench, double click to make a document or object active, and click the Structure Object Relationships button . The Structure Object Relationships dialog box displays, with the active object and its parent/child displayed. (Click the Product View tab if it is not selected.)

2. Double click on any object to see what it is related to. You can double click in the graph viewer or the 3D preview. The image changes in the 3D viewer to display the active object, and the related objects are graphically displayed.

The Object Name and Type fields display the name and type of the active object.

3. You can use the forward or back arrows next to the Type field to navigate the design.
4. To highlight the geometry of any object, click once on the object in the graph viewer. Its geometry will highlight in the viewer.
5. You can expand or collapse the display in the graph window by clicking the (+) or (-) signs next to each object. This does not change the active object.
6. The Reframe Main Window button allows you to change the view and zoom level of the object displayed in the main CATIA viewer to that of the Structure Object Relationships dialog box.
7. The Reframe 3D Preview Window allows you to reframe (center) the image in the Structure Object Relationships dialog box.
8. You can print the tree that displays in the graph viewer. To print, right click in the viewer and, in the drop down menu that displays, select Print Whole.
9. Click Cancel to exit the command.