DriveWorks Solo 15: What's New Drawing Rules [send feedback...]

Drawing Rules

Parameters captured from drawings are now available alongside those captured from models.

The Drawing Rules task has been removed from the DriveWorks task explorer and is now incorporated within the Model Rules task.

Once the Model Rules task has been selected a hierarchical tree view of the captured assembly structure is shown in the model rules window. Drawings are listed as children of the model they have been captured to.

A new highlight and check selection method has been incorporated into the model tree view. This allows multiple selection of items from the tree view, the behavior of which will have the following affect on the model rule window.

  • Highlight single model - No affect.
  • Highlight single drawing - Display drawing information, of the highlighted drawing, under the model rules window.
  • Highlight multiple models and drawings - No affect, but to check\ un-check one of the hghlighted items will check\ uncheck all items.
  • Check single model - will display all captured parameters in the model rules window.
  • Check single drawing - will display all captured parameters in the model rules window.
  • Check multiple models and drawings - will display all captured parameters in the model rules window.

To highlight a model or drawing from the tree view

  1. Click the expand node next to the parent item that contains the model or drawing to be highlighted.
    Right clicking a parent item will display a context menu where an Expand Children item can be selected to expand all children.
  2. Click anywhere along the row where the model or drawing is listed. The selection will become highlighted.

To check (or uncheck) a model or drawing from the tree view

  1. Click the expand node next to the parent item that contains the model or drawing to be highlighted.
    Right clicking a parent item will display a context menu where an Expand Children item can be selected to expand all children.
  2. Click anywhere along the row where the model or drawing is listed. The selection will become highlighted.

Component Identification

The Component column in the model rules list now clearly displays if the parameter being displayed belongs to a Part, Assembly or Drawing.

Quite often a captured drawing has the same name as the part or assembly it is associated to. Although the Name column includes an icon that also identifies the component type, including the reference in the Component column offers extra comfort in distinguishing between similarly named parameters across different component types.

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