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Joints are objects of submodels becoming exported into the parent model. Joints using the code letter J. Applications for Joints: Schematics (electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic) Importing points as connecting points (example) Text - redefine it for each inserted Submodel (example) Kinematics NOT YET IMPLEMENTED. Animation paths, Camera Drives NOT YET IMPLEMENTED.

Joints on points:

The corresponding point is created automatically when inserting this model as Submodel - the point is imported in the parent model. Example: The current model is an electrical resistance; the connection points are defined as joints. When inserting the resistance as a submodel to be Connection points automatically generates normal points. See sample_DiagEl1.gcad model.

Joints on Notes:

This allows to modify the text of the corresponding note - The text can be redefined when inserting this new model as Submodel. Example: The current model is an electrical resistance; a note with the resistance value is defined as a joint. When inserting this model, the resistance value can be redefined. See sample_DiagEl1.gcad model.

CAD-Functions Joints:


Export an object of the current model as a joint. joint-object: currently only Point oder Note. Output: J1 = P20


Import an object of a Submodel. The Submodel-object must have been exported with Joint-export. Attention: all exported objects will be imported automatically when creating a Submodel with (M int.Model Submodel) This interactive feature is only for the modification of joint-imports necessary. Submodel: the Submodel from which the joint will be imported Joint: J# (the joint in the Submodel) Text: only for note-joints: the text that replaces the original text. Output: P20 = P20 M20 IMP N20 = N20 M20 IMP "new text"