Change from User to System ( Modeling & Drawing Editor )

Tool summary :

  • Opens a list of members with user piecemarks. Select from that list those members you want to be combined under system-assigned piecemarks.
  • Changing user piecemarks to system piecemarks allows SDS2 piecemarking to, if necessary, automatically reassign piecemarks to those members or to apply those piecemarks to other members during Create Solids . See this example .
  • You cannot change a user piecemark that has been frozen to a system piecemark.
  • See the step-by-step instructions .

Also see :

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   Step-by-step instructions :

1 . To invoke Change User Piecemarks to System :

Method 1 : Click the Change User Piecemarks to System icon, which is pictured above. The icon can be taken from the group named ' Edit -- Edit Piecemarks ' ( Modeling ) or ' Edit -- Edit Piecemarks ' ( Drawing Editor ) and placed on a toolbar (classic) or the ribbon (lightning).

Method 2 : If " Modeling layout style " or " Drawing Editor layout style " is ' Classic ', you can use the menu system to choose Edit > Edit piecemarks > Change User Piecemarks to System .

Method 3, 4 or 5 : Change User Piecemarks to System can also be configured to be invoked using a keyboard shortcut , the context menu , or a mode . For the lightning interface, this configuration is done using Customize Interface .

2 . Change User Piecemarks to System opens a selection dialog with a list of all user piecemarks which users have assigned to members in the 3D model. The dialog does not tell you how many members have been assigned a particular piecemark.

" Hide ... " and " Show All " can be used to adjust which classes of members are shown on the selection list. By default, members with frozen piecemarks are not shown.
Tip: The " Print " button outputs the list all members that have user piecemarks, including members with user piecemarks that have been frozen.

2a : Select the piecemark(s) that you want to change from user to system , then press the " OK " button.

3 . The piecemark(s) you selected in the previous step are now system piecemarks and are made to undergo the Assigning Piecemarks phase of Process and Create Solids to determine whether or not they are exactly like one another or exactly like other members in the model. Only members that are exact copies of one another will potentially retain the same piecemark, which will now be a system piecemark. Members that are different from members that retain the original piecemark will either be assigned an entirely new system piecemark or -- if they exactly match other members in the model -- they will be combined under the system piecemark of those other members.

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