All modeling variables must belong to a variable group because variables that are not members of a variable group will not appear in the user dialog box.

The variable groups themselves can be grouped, that is, arranged in a hierarchy of groups and subgroups.

Add variable groups to a product model and group them

  1. Click > .

  2. Click .

  3. To attach modeling variable groups to a product model, click .

  4. Press CTRL+N to create a new line.

  5. Select the variable group in the field.

  6. Use the and buttons to create a hierarchy of variable groups. You can also do this from the tab by using the drag-and-drop feature.

    Note Note

    When you click or , you move to another group level. This means that on the tab, you will see only groups that belong to the current level. If there are no groups on the current level, the tab will be empty.

Show user dialog box as tree structure

  1. By default, a top-level group will appear in the user dialog box as a tab, and a first-level subgroup will appear as a field group on the top-level group's tab. To modify this default behavior, click > > .

  2. Select the check box. The variable groups then appear as nodes in a hierarchical tree structure.