The right list contains the dataPoints of the bcs node. Each dataPoint is displayed with its mode followed by its name. The prefix ‘A:’ stands for an absolute dataPoint, ‘R:’ marks a relative dataPoint, and ‘I:’ an instanced dataPoint.


Double-Click a dataPoint to create edit geometry for it.

DataPointGroups in the List

The list actually lists the dataPointGroups. If a group has only one dataPoint, it doesn’t make much sense to display the group. Since this is often the case, many of the entries in the list are dataPoints without their groups. Groups can be expanded and collapsed just like weights in the weight list.


Move the mouse cursor over this image to expand the dataPointGroup.

In the above image the dataPointGroup AU27 contains two dataPoints and AU17*AU18*AU27 contains three dataPoints. The dataPoint 18*23*27 is listed without any group because it is the only dataPoint in its group.

When working with the list, remember that dataPoints are considered selected if their group is selected.

Marking Menus

As the weight list, the dataPoint list also has two marking menus. The right mouse button brings up the editing menu. Holding CTRL while clicking the right mouse button shows the view menu.


The view menu was previously opened using the middle mouse button. As this doesn’t work in Linux, CTRL+right-click is now used instead. On Windows, the old middle-click behaviour is still supported but is considered deprecated for consistency’s sake.

DataPoint “Edit” Popup Menu

Open this marking menu in the dataPoint list by holding down the right mouse button. All items are explained in the menu section.

Click an item on the image to jump to its description in the menu section.

DataPoint “View” Popup Menu

Open this marking menu in the dataPoint list by holding down the right mouse button while pressing and holding the CTRL key. Items that are not explained here are explained in the menu section.

Click an item on the image to jump to its description.


These items will expand or collapse the selected dataPointGroups. This is useful when you want to see the dataPoints of, say, five groups without expanding all or doing five double-clicks.

Select Instance Target

If the selected dataPoint is an instance of another dataPoint, this will select the instance target.

Select Instances Of

If there are instances of the selected dataPoint, this will select them.

Select Weights

This will select all weights in the weight list that are related to the selected dataPoints. A weight is related to a dataPoint if one of its weightPositions is used to define the dataPoint’s position.


Only the weights that are currently listed in the weight list can be selected. If the weight list is not in all mode, chances are that not all related weights are visible.

Select Positions

Similar as above, but selects the actual weightPositions that define the position of the selected dataPoint(s). Weights and/or wPosGrps may be expanded in order to make the weightPositions visible.

List Modes

Here is a description of the view modes of the dataPoint list:

  • all
    Displays all dataPoints that exist in the bcs node.

  • selected
    Shows only those dataPoints that are selected in all mode.

  • related
    Shows only the dataPoints that have something to do with the weights that are selected in the all mode of the weight list.

  • included
    Shows only the dataPoints that have nothing to do with the unselected weights in all mode of the weight list.