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About the Shrinkwrap Component Chooser User Interface
When you click Subset on the Shrinkwrap tab, the Shrinkwrap Comps Component Chooser opens. Use it for selecting the components to include in the shrinkwrap. The Component Chooser consists of the following user interface items:
Undo and Redo buttons
Model Tree
Model Graphics
Model Tree
The following commands are available for displaying components in the Model Tree:
Show—Lists commands to display components in the Model Tree.
Search box—Searches expanded nodes for components typed in the box.
Select—Includes the following commands:
Advanced Search—Opens the Search Tool dialog box for selection of components from the main window.
Select in main window—Enables component selection from the main window.
Model Filters—Includes the following commands:
Evaluate Filters—Evaluates existing shrinkwrap filters.
EXCLUDE NOT IN ENVELOPE—Excludes all components not in the envelope definition.
This option is only available and is selected when you create a default envelope using a shrinkwrap.
EXCLUDE INTERNAL COMPONENTS—Opens the External Components dialog box to set the resolution of components selected as external components.
Accurate—Controls the resolution of components selected. The resolution is controlled by the density of angle increments represented by an integer from 1 through 10. 1 gives a 90° increment, 2 gives a 45° increment and so on until 10 which gives a 1° degree increment. In most instances a value of 1 is sufficient. A higher value selects more components that are not completely external.
Quick—Uses a graphic based method to quickly select external components.
EXCLUDE SMALL COMPONENTS—Excludes components smaller than the specified size.
—Sets the following Model Tree options:
Columns—Sets the display of Model Tree columns
More—Opens the Model Tree Columns dialog box. Add or remove information columns.
Expand All—Expands all the Model Tree component nodes.
Expand To Selected—Expands the Model Tree to see the components selected in the preview window.
Collapse All—Collapses all the component nodes of the Model Tree.
Save Tree—Saves the Tree to a text file.
To access Tree column shortcut menus, right-click the column header. To sort the column in ascending or descending order, click the column header.
Group By—Groups the nodes in the tree according to values in the column. Only one column can be grouped at a time. When you sort a second column, the nodes under each group are sorted.
Ungroup—Returns the components to the original structure. This command is the same as Options > Restore original structure.
Columns—Click More to open the Model Tree Columns dialog box. Add additional columns and click OK.
To access shortcut menus, right-click the assembly or a component in the Component Chooser Tree or preview window.
Derived—Derives the status from the first ancestor with explicit status.
Consider—Includes the component in the shrinkwrap.
Ignore—Ignores the component when creating the shrinkwrap.
Model Graphics
The Model Graphics window displays component graphics.
Show—Sets the display of components in the Model Graphics window.
—Displays the following commands:
Show Hidden—Displays hidden components.
Auto highlight on selection—Highlights selected components.
Auto update preview—Automatically updates components.
Update Preview—Shows updated components. This option is available when Auto update preview is not active.
Shortcut Menu—Right-click the preview window to access the shortcut menu.
Derived—Derives the status from the first ancestor with explicit status.
Consider—Includes the component in the shrinkwrap.
Ignore—Ignores the component when creating the shrinkwrap.
Shaded—Displays the model as shaded.
No Hidden—Displays the model with no hidden lines.
Hidden Line—Displays the model with hidden lines.
Wireframe—Displays the model in wireframe.
Refit—Refits the model view to the window.
Next—Selects the component closest to the pointer.
Previous—Selects the previous component.
Pick From List—Opens a list of components adjacent to the pointer. Select a component from the list.
Use the buttons to set the display of the Model Tree and Model Graphics
Preview window buttons—Sets the position of the Model Graphics window.
—Appears to the right of the Model Tree.
—Appears under the Model Tree.
—Appears on top of the Model Tree.
—Appears to the left of the Model Tree.
—Hides or unhides the Model Tree area.
—Hides or unhides the Model Graphics area.