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Moving Objects in the 3-D Workspace

You can position individual objects or groups of objects by clicking and dragging the 3-D manipulators in the 3-D Workspace.

To display the 3-D manipulator for a single unconnected object, click the object once in the 3-D Workspace. You can then click and drag the blue arrow of the 3-D manipulator to move the object along the Z axis, the green arrow to move the object along the Y axis, and the red arrow to move the object along the X axis. You can also click and drag the sphere at the center of the 3-D manipulator to move the object in all directions.

For a group of connected objects, the configuration of your model determines where the 3-D manipulators are located.

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If your 3-D model contains a Fixed Frame component, click the square that represents the Fixed Frame component to display the 3-D manipulator.

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If your model does not contain a Fixed Frame component, click the object that defines the initial conditions for your system to display the 3-D manipulator. For example, if your model contains a Rigid Body component with its initial condition parameters set to Strictly Enforce, that Rigid Body component displays the 3-D manipulator. When a model is moved in the 3-D Workspace, the initial conditions are updated for all of the other Rigid Body components that depend on the Rigid Body component that has its initial conditions set to Strictly Enforce.

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If your model does not contain a Fixed Frame component or a Rigid Body component with its initial conditions set to Strictly Enforce, click any of the objects in your 3-D model to display the 3-D manipulator. When you move the group of objects, the initial conditions of all of the multibody components in your model are set to Treat as Guess.   

Note: To display 3-D manipulators, the multibody components in your model must have numeric parameter values. If custom parameter values defined in a parameter block, global parameter, or subsystem parameter have been assigned to a multibody component, no 3-D manipulator will be displayed when you click that component in the 3-D Workspace.

See Also

Panning a 3-D Model

Running a Simulation

Toolbar: 3-D Toolbar

Toolbar: Playback Controls

Visualizing a 3-D Model

Zooming Into and Out From a 3-D Model


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