Create Graphics

  1. From the Model Browser, select the system to which the deformable curve is to be added.
  2. Right-click on a system folder in the Model Browser and select Add > Reference Entity > Graphic from the context menu.

    Right-click on a graphic folder in the Model Browser and select Add Graphic from the context menu.

    From the Geometry ribbon, click the Solids icon.
    The Add Graphic or Graphic Pair dialog is displayed.
  3. From the Type drop-down menu, select a graphic type.
    Tip: If you select File or CADGraphic, you can also select One graphic per component and choose a file using the file browser. Valid file types include: .h3d, .fem, .shl, .obj, and .g. If selected, MotionView will create a graphic entity per component that exists in the graphics file.
  4. Click the System collector to identify the system or container into which the graphic will be created.
  5. Specify a label and variable name.
    By default, variables names of entities in MotionView follow a certain convention. For example, all graphic entities have a variable name starting with “g” and the graphic type. This is the recommended convention to follow when building models in MotionView since it has many advantages in model editing and model manipulation.
  6. Select whether to create a single graphic or a graphic pair.
    A graphic entity, like most of the entities that are created in MotionView, can be a single entity or a pair entity. Pair entities help in creating models which have symmetric properties.
  7. Click OK to close the window or Apply to continue creating entities.
    Once a graphic entity has been added to the model, the panel for the graphic will automatically be displayed in the panel area.