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Model

The Model Entity allows you to turn a normal 3D Document Node into a Model Node. This is a Node that contains Geometry.

When adding a Node, by default they come in as Assembly Nodes. Sometimes you may need to build your own Node structure and add models in to different places. The Model Entity lets you do this.

This entity can be used in conjunction with Import Resource.

Information Panel

With a node selected and the Model Entity added to the node, the following will be displayed in the Information Panel:

Geometry

The Geometry property allows you to select a Geometry for the Node. This is a list of Geometries that already exist within the DriveWorks 3D Document. See Import Resource to learn about importing Geometry.

Override Appearance

Override Appearance lets you set an appearance on the Geometry. This will override the existing appearance and use the new appearance chosen.

Parameter Panel

With the Node selected and the Model Entity added to that node, the following will be displayed in the Parameter Panel:

  • Override Appearance

    A dynamic rule can be build for the Override Appearance property. The result must be the name of an Appearance within the DriveWorks 3D Document.

Geometry does not have a dynamic rule. To replace models on a Node you should use the Replace Model entity.

Adding a Model Entity

  1. Select a Node in the Documents tree.
  2. Right click a Node.
  3. Hover over Add Entity and select Model from the menu.
  4. The Nodes icon will change to a single cube when this entity is added to the node.

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