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ADAMS/View Tools,

Menus, and Shortcuts


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Tools and Tool Stacks

Tools and Tool Stacks


The ADAMS/View Main Toolbox is comprised of tools and tool stacks. Tool stacks hold
two or more tools and have a default tool that appears on top of the stack. A small triangle
in the bottom right corner of a toolindicates that it serves as a tool stack .
To expand a tool stack, right-click on it.
This page identifies all the tools and tool stacks. The following pages show the expanded
tool stacks.

Rigid Body tool stack


Select tool
Measure tool stack
Undo/Redo tool stack Joint tool stack
Simulate tool
Color tool stack Motion tool stack
Animate tool
Move tool stack Create Forces tool stack
Plotting tool

Zoom Box tool


Fit tool
Center tool
Dynamic Rotation tool stack Translate tool stack
Zoom In/Out tool

View Front/Back tool stack View Right/Left tool stack


View Top/Bottom tool stack
Isometric tool Align View to Object XY tool
Align View to 3 Point tool
Toggle tool stack
Background Color tool stack
Window layout tool stack
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Menus and Shortcuts

Menus and Shortcuts


The following pages show the ADAMS/View menus and submenus. Note the shortcuts
listed to the right of some menus.

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Menus and Shortcuts

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1 Displays the Geometric palette

2 Displays the Joints palette

3 Displays the Create Forces palette


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ADAMS/View Tools, Menus, and Shortcuts
Menus and Shortcuts

In the main ADAMS/View window, right-click away from modeling objects.


ADAMS/View displays a popup menu that you can use to set the display of the main
window, such as zoom in on your model or change the view orientation.