Modifying Rigid Body Geometry and Part
Modifying Rigid Body Geometry
You can modify the geometry of a rigid body using:
• Hotpoints that appear on the geometry when you select it.
• A dialog box to enter information about the geometry, such as the location of anchor points, its
width, or its depth. In addition, some dialog boxes let you easily edit profile point locations
through a Location Editor.
Using Hotpoints to Graphically Modify Geometry
You can use hotpoints to resize and reshape the geometry of a rigid body. The hotpoints appear at various
locations on the geometry depending on the type of geometry.
Refer to the help on creating a geometry to see where Adams/View places hotpoints on the different types
To display hotpoints on geometry:
• Click the geometry using the left mouse button.
To use the hotpoints to resize and reshape geometry:
• Drag the hotpoint to the desired location and release the mouse button.
Using Dialog Boxes to Precisely Modify Geometry
You can precisely control the size, location, and shape of rigid body geometry using modify dialog boxes.
In addition, you can change the name of the geometry as you modify it.
Modifying Rigid Body Geometry and Part Properties
To see all the different types of geometry that make up a part:
• Place the cursor on a part and hold down the right mouse button.
Adams/View displays the names of the geometry near the cursor location. If it is a very complex
part, you may need to move the cursor to different locations on the part to see all the different
types of geometry.
To display a modify dialog box for geometry and modify geometry:
1. Place the cursor over the part containing the geometry and hold down the right mouse button.
2. Point to the name of the geometry that you want to modify and then select Modify.
The modify dialog box for the geometry appears.
3. Change the name of the geometry, if desired, and assign a unique ID number to the geometry, if
4. Add any comments about the geometry