Tips and Tricks

Tips and Tricks

This section shows general tips and tricks. These are the same tips and tricks available on YouTube.

Smaller References (-)

Press the minus key (-) once or multiple times to make the reference frames smaller.

Having the appropriate size reference frames helps to pick the right objects or robots to move them to the desired locations.

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-Uy1jvI-Co&t=0s&index=2&list=PLjiA6TvRACQcNitucNzKjV9_V3UFnSich.

More information available in the Reference Frames section.

Larger References (+)

Press the plus key (+) once or multiple times to make the reference frames larger.

Having the appropriate size reference frames helps to pick the right objects or robots to move them to the desired locations.

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UkcQL674PTA&index=2&list=PLjiA6TvRACQcNitucNzKjV9_V3UFnSich,

More information available in the Reference Frames section.

Rename Object (F2)

Select any item in the tree such as an object, a reference frame or a robot and press F2 to rename it.

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NyBUutbRD3M&list=PLjiA6TvRACQcNitucNzKjV9_V3UFnSich&index=3.

Show/Hide Robot Workspace (*)

Press the asterisk key (*) to show robot workspaces.

You can quickly display the robot workspaces to evaluate the reachability of a robot. Displaying the workspace helps you make sure that the location of your part is reasonable given the size of your robot. Double click a robot and select to display the workspace for the current tool. Otherwise, the workspace of the robot wrist will be displayed by default.

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Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQiOkiBDGcI&index=4&list=PLjiA6TvRACQcNitucNzKjV9_V3UFnSich.

Open your last project or file (Ctrl+1)

You can load the last file you opened or saved by pressing Ctrl+1. You can also access recently opened or saved files in the File menu.

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZsC53UndwU&index=5&list=PLjiA6TvRACQcNitucNzKjV9_V3UFnSich.

Show the Station Tree as a side window

You can display the station tree as a side window.

Select Tools-Options and set the Display tree preference as a Side Window. This layout may be preferable if you work with large objects or complex stations.