The component selector allows you to build and retrieve user defined components for use in your project.
Creating a component
Modify the suggested name as desired, and then click OK to create the new component. If you click Cancel, the component will not be created.
The component that has been created will contain enough information to allow a copy to be built of the existing object. This includes all the children of the original object (to any depth) and the properties (width, height, color etc)of all objects within the structure. The only properties of the objects that will not be set inside a component are the user defined names, and any events connected to the objects.
Using a component
To create a new set of objects from a component , pick the component , and drop onto an object representation. If an object is full, or does not allow other objects of the new type to be contained, then you will not be able to drop on it.
Deleting a component
Viewing a component
To view an existing component, use the component_viewer .
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