To verify template variables
To verify that the range of variable values to be used will work with a given template, use the following procedure.
Note: Some variables names are suffixed by an asterisk (example: Rotation by Angle* ). These variables are created automatically by OpenBridge Modeler. It is available in any template even if the template has no variables. It just rotates the templates as a rigid body rotation (except for the points that have the Do not rotate option checked.
- In the Template Creation window, right-click on a template name and select Verify from the pop-up menu. A dialog with the template name opens. A table with the list of variable constraints is displayed on the right with a graphical view of the template on the left. The values for each variable are the default used when the template was created.
- Type a different Value for one of the variable constraints and press <Tab> or <Enter>. The diagram updates to display the template shape using the new values.
- Use the view controls to inspect the template that no edges overlap or other issues occur.