Create Element Property Inputs

Use the Properties tool to create design variables based on varying the property assignment for components or elements.

  1. From the Design Explorer ribbon, click the Properties tool.
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  2. From the guide bar, select a property input.
  3. In the modeling window, select the components or elements whose properties are to become design variables.
  4. In the Component Property DV dialog, select an element or property based on your previous property input selection.
  5. Optional: For components, you can enable the Link all newly created DVs checkbox.
    Enabling this checkbox will link all newly created design variables and keep their property assignments consistent. Leaving the checkbox disabled will leave the design variables unlinked, allowing them to vary independently.
  6. Select properties and click Create.
    A design variable is created.