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Members and Values

Choose General->Models->Add / Change / Delete.

Type model code 2010 and press OK.

You are now in the model window. Choose the menu option Item->Add Piece.

The mouse pointer has changed to + (crosshairs) and on the window title you can read: INDICATE BEGINNING POINT OF NEW PIECE.

Click with the left mouse button on 2-G.

A small red point has appeared there and on the window title you can read:

INDICATE END OF LINE.

Click with the right mouse button on 2-C.

A red line has been drawn between both points and on the window title you can read again: INDICATE END OF LINE.

Click with the right button on 10-C.

Click with the left mouse button on 16-G.

Press Esc.

The mouse pointer has changed to its original shape. You are no longer drawing the model.

The piece you have just drawn is in red, and on the window caption you can read:

DRAWING MODE, Working with ITEM: Piece[1]

Remember there's a very important setting which has three possibilities: ITEM, MEMBER and VALUE. You can know which you are in by reading the window caption. Now ITEM is included in the caption, so we are in the ITEM setting. You can toggle this setting with F2 or by choosing option Drawing->Toggle: WORK with ITEM / MEMBER / VALUE

SELECTING MEMBERS

Press F2 or choose the above menu option until "MEMBER" is included in the window caption.

Now we are in the member setting; only one member is in red, probably the third member, which is the selected member, and on the window caption you can read:

DRAWING MODE, Working with MEMBER: Line[1:3]

Now select the first member. To select the first member click on 2-E. You can select a member by clicking with the left mouse button on that member

Now only the first member is in red, and on the window caption you can read:

DRAWING MODE, Working with MEMBER: Line[1:1]

Now select the second member. You can do this by clicking with the left button on it.

Click on 6-C.

We have selected the second member. On the window caption you can read:

DRAWING MODE, Working with MEMBER: Line[1:2]

SELECTING VALUES

Press F2 or choose Drawing->Toggle: WORK with ITEM / MEMBER / VALUE until "VALUE" is included in the window caption.

Click on 13-E.

Now we are in the value setting; only the value representing the length of the third member is in red, and on the window caption you can read:

DRAWING MODE, Working with VALUE: Length[1:3L]

Now select the length of the first member. You can select a value by clicking with the left mouse button on it. In the case of the first member length: 2-E.

Click on 2-E.

Now the length of the first member is in red, and on the window caption you can read:

DRAWING MODE, Working with VALUE: Length[1:1L]

Now select the length of the second member: Click on 6-C.

The length of the second member is in red. On the window caption you can read:

DRAWING MODE, Working with VALUE: Length[1:2L]

Now select the angle where the third member begins.

Click on 10-C.

Now the angle of the third member is in red, and on the window caption you can read:

DRAWING MODE, Working with VALUE: Angle[1:3A]

As you see, By changing to the value setting it is easy to Know the symbol which identifies each value ( [1:1L] , [1:2L] , [1:3A] , etc...)

MOVING VALUES

When you are in the VALUE setting you can change the position of a value.

First select the value you want to move. In this case it's the angle, which is already selected.

Choose Value->Move or press any movement Key. ( down key, up key, left key or right key ).

The mouse pointer has changed to + (crosshairs) and has been placed on 10-C. On the window title you can read: INDICATE NEW LOCATION.

Click with the left mouse button on 10-B.

You see the value has changed position. You can try with the other values. Moving a value is useful when it is too close or superposes another value or a line.

After creating or changing a model, always test it by including a row with that model in an order and printing it, because on the screen it may seem that two values are far enough from each other, but on the printed order the space is much reduced and they can superpose. In this case the solution may be to move the values apart in the model.

CHANGING MEMBERS

Press F2 twice or choose Drawing->Toggle: WORK with ITEM / MEMBER / VALUE twice, until "MEMBER" is included in the window caption.

Now we are in the member setting; only one member is in red, probably the third member, which is the selected member, and on the window caption you can read:

DRAWING MODE, Working with MEMBER: Line[1:3]

If the third member were not selected, click on it with the left mouse button to select it.

Changing a member consists of moving its beginning or end point. Before changing the member you've got to select it, and in doing so you decide whether it's the beginning or the end point which is going to move.

If you click with the LEFT button on the first half of the member, then the beginning point is the point which is going to move. If you click with the left button on the seconf half of the member, then the end point of the member is the point which is going to move

In any case you know which point is going to move because it is marked with a small circle.

We are going to move the end point of the second member.

So click on 8-C. ( it could also be 7-C or 9-C for instance ).

Choose Member->Change Member or press any movement Key. ( down key, up key, left key or right key ).

The mouse pointer has changed to + (crosshairs) and has been placed on 10-C. On the window title you can read: INDICATE NEW LOCATION.

Click on 12-C.

Now we are going to move the beginning point of the second member.

So click on, for instance, on 4-C.

Choose Member->Change Member or press any movement Key. ( down key, up key, left key or right key ).

The mouse pointer has changed to + (crosshairs) and has been placed on 2-C. On the window title you can read: INDICATE NEW LOCATION.

Click on 1-C.

Once you have started any of the move operations that have been explained, when the mouse pointer is in crosshairs (+), you can abort by pressing ESC.

Choose File->Exit.

Answer Yes to the question: Do you want to save the information ?

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