Model Insight is an essential tool for understanding how a model is generated by DriveWorks.
Model Insight uses the Queued method of model generation and allows you to step through every action taken by DriveWorks when generating a model.
With Model Insight you can:
Model Insight can be launched in two ways; from Specification Test Mode or the Generate Models dialog in SOLIDWORKS.
To launch Model Insight during Test mode:
To launch Model Insight from the Generate Models dialog in SOLIDWORKS:
Pause Points allow the model generation to pause at chosen operations.
To create a Pause Point locate the required operation and click in the margin adjacent to it.
To clear a Pause Point click on the Pause Point icon in the margin.
Clicking the Clear Pause Points command bar button clears all Pause Points.
Will start the interactive model generation.
Any selection made in the Model Insight window can be copied to the clipboard.
Once the generation reaches a pause point, Step Into will execute the next sub-operation and halt the generation process.
As DriveWorks processes features in a single operation, each action performed on a feature is listed as a sub-operation.
Once the generation reaches a pause point, Step Over will execute all sub-operations of the current operation, and then halt.
When sub-operations are being processed (using Step Into or Step Over) Step Out will run all remaining sub-operations for the current operation, and then halt.
By default this option is not selected and if an error occurs during generation, the execution will automatically halt on the operation that failed.
When this option is selected, generation will continue until the next Pause Point or until it has reached the end.
Will clear all Pause Points that have been applied.
Will force a rebuild of the current model.
When this option is selected, at the next Pause Point, DriveWorks will force a rebuild of the current model.
Closes the Model Insight window.