Mechanism Browser

Overview of the Mechanism Browser.

From the menu bar, click Tools > Mechanism.

Restriction: Available in the LS-DYNA, Radioss, OptiStruct, Abaqus, and Nastran user profiles. LS-DYNA and Radioss profiles include advanced workflow. For more information, refer to Seatbelt System.

You can undo and redo actions made in the Mechanism Browser using the Undo and Redo commands on the Restore toolbar.

The Mechanism Browser consists of two panes. The first pane displays the mechanism structure which consists of joints, bodies, and constraints. The second pane displays the Entity Editor.

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The following data is displayed in the Mechanism Browser:
Column Description
Entity Lists the mechanism, joints, bodies, and constraints in your model.
ID Displays the mechanism, joints, bodies, and constraints IDs.
Type Displays the joint or constraints type.
Color Displays the joint and body entity colors.

Body color is different from the component color set-up in the Model Browser. The body color is activated when a body is in Review mode.

Lock level Displays the lock level of a joint (green = free joint, yellow = locked joint).