The Project Tree

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This project tree includes a group with the two parts "Pyramid" and "House". The grey eye indicates that the pyramid is hidden. The warning sign for the house indicates that it is damaged. A repair has been opened. For the part "Flower", a measuring of a distance and a diameter has been performed and an analysis has been conducted. The little box next to the part "Spider" indicates that the part consists of more than one shell. The parts "Pyramid" and "Flower" have already been sliced.
The project tree lists all parts and slices of a project in a way similar to a directory tree. There are several sections, such as "Parts" and "Slices". The elements in the project tree can be sorted into groups, and they can have subordinate elements, such as a part repair or the measuring of a part. These are often connected to other modules. Subordinate elements of groups or parts are shown and hidden, if you click on the little Plus or Minus on the left side of the part.

During work with netfabb, you can always switch between the different sections, elements and operations of the project by simply left-clicking on them in the tree. If you click on a sliced part in the slices section, netfabb will automatically switch to the Slice Commander and select the part you clicked on. If you click on a part repair, netfabb will automatically switch to the repair module of the superordinate part, including all previously conducted repair operations. That way you can conduct different operations at the same time, switching between them in the process.

Next to the part name, there is a percentage value. This value specifies the level of detail with which the parts are displayed in the screen.

By clicking on parts or slices, these are selected and can be worked with. If a part is selected and you hold Shift and click on another part, all parts on the list between the first selected part and the part you clicked on are selected. By holding Ctrl and clicking on parts, those are either added to or removed from the selection.

When a part is damaged (inverted triangles or open triangle edges) or consists of more than one shell, you can see that immediately in the project tree. Damaged parts have a small caution sign at the bottom right of the colored dot next to the part name. Parts with more than one shell have a little box at the top right of the dot.

You can start certain operations in the project tree by moving elements into other directories by drag & drop. For example, if you move a part from the parts section into the slices section, a new, sliced part is created with certain parameters which you can enter in a dialog box.

To slice a part, move it into the slices section with drag & drop. The blue bar indicates the place you drag an element to.

Further functions available are activated by double-clicks on the little icons next to the name of objects. To the right side of the main sections, there is a little folder, by which you can add files to the project. With the round colored dot, you can change the color of the part. With the red X on the right side, the object is removed from the project. One click on the little eye hides or shows the object.

When certain features are active, other icons are added, such as a blue plus to add elements to the project or a green tick next to the repair directory to apply the repair.

The numbers which are depicted on the right side of parts do not perform a function, but serve as auxiliary notes to keep an overview over projects containing a large number of parts.

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Many more functions of the software are available in the project tree via context menus, if you right-click on objects.

If you select Create new group in the context menu, you can create a group of elements as subdirectory of the respective section. You can add elements to groups by drag & drop. This helps you with the organization of the project, especially with enabling the simultaneous selection of several elements. Groups can be created both in the Parts section and in the Slices section of the tree.

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