Creating a Cutout Sketch

This task shows how to create a cutout sketch for a penetration.
The sketch may be created using penetration design rules, by selecting from a list of cutout shapes, or by creating the cutout manually. When creating a cutout using design rules, the cutout shape and clearance are defined by penetration cutout rules and the penetration shapes catalog.


1. With your document open, click the Penetration Management button. The Penetration Management dialog box displays.

Select an object either from your document or on the specifications tree, then select the penetration from the Penetration Management dialog box. See Querying for Penetrations for a more detailed explanation.

The related objects highlight in your document, and will be used in calculating the penetration location.

2. Click the Create Cutout Sketch button and the Create Cutout Sketch box displays with the Rules tab selected.

The Create Cutout Sketch dialog box displays the shape and size for the proposed sketch, as computed by the design rules.

Click OK if you accept it.

3. You can choose to select a penetration cutout sketch from a catalog.

Select the Standard Catalog tab and the Catalog Browser button .

The Catalog Browser displays. Double-click a sketch to place it.

4. You can choose to create a penetration cutout sketch manually in the Sketcher.

Select the Manual Sketch tab and click the Open Sketcher button .

The Sketcher opens. Create your sketch and click the Exit Workbench button. The sketch is placed in your document.

5. The Place on Side buttons allow you to place the cutout sketch on one side or the other of a structure, and is used for visibility purposes.
6. Click OK.

The cutout sketch is associated with the penetration and will be saved when you save to ENOVIA.

You can create a cutout sketch from Rules for a penetration with multiple penetrating objects.
  On the Rules tab, the list of cutout sketch parameters is blank because the cutout shape cannot be parametric.

The Computed using rule field shows the list of rules used, prefixed by <ConvexFit>.

The Cutout Shape field displays <ConvexFit>, indicating that a system algorithm was used to combine multiple shapes that were computed from the rules.

Review the cutout sketch and click OK if you accept it.

Save your document to save the data in ENOVIA.