The Sketcher workbench provides a set of functionalities for creating 2D
geometry and more precisely pre-defined profiles.
Before you begin, make sure you are familiar with Tools For Sketching. As soon as a profile is created, it appears in the specification tree. Note that if you position the cursor outside the zone that is allowed for creating a given element, the symbol appears. |
Creating a profile: Use the Sketch tools toolbar or click to define lines and arcs which the profile may be made of. | |
Creating a rectangle: Use the Sketch tools toolbar or click the rectangle extremity points one after the other. | |
Creating a circle: Use the Sketch tools toolbar or click to define the circle center and then one point on the circle. | |
Creating a three point circle: Use the Sketch tools toolbar or click to define the circle start point, second point and endpoint one after the other. | |
Creating a circle using coordinates: Use the Circle Definition dialog box to define the circle center point and radius. | |
Creating a tri-tangent circle: Click three elements one after the other to create a circle made of three tangent constraints. | |
Creating an arc: Use the Sketch tools toolbar or click to define the arc center and then the arc start point and endpoint. | |
Creating a three point arc: Use the Sketch tools toolbar or click to define the arc start point, second point and endpoint one after the other. | |
Creating a three point arc (using limits): Use the Sketch tools toolbar or click to define the arc start point, endpoint and second point one after the other. | |
Creating a spline: Click the points through which the spline will go. | |
Connecting curves with a spline: Click the first, and then the second element to connect. | |
Connecting curves with an arc: Click the first, and then the second element to connect. | |
Creating an ellipse: Use the Sketch tools toolbar or click to define the ellipse center, major semi-axis and minor semi-axis endpoints one after the other. | |
Creating a parabola: Click the focus, apex and then the parabola two extremity points. | |
Creating a hyperbola: Click the focus, center and apex, and then the hyperbola two extremity points. | |
Creating a conic: Click the desired points and excentricity for creating an ellipse, a circle, a parabola or a hyperbola, using tangents, if needed. | |
Creating a line: Use the Sketch tools toolbar or click the line first and second points. | |
Creating an infinite line: Use the Sketch tools toolbar or click the infinite line first and second points. | |
Creating a bi-tangent line: Click two elements one after the other to create a line that is tangent to these two elements. | |
Creating a bisecting line: Click two lines. | |
Creating a line normal to a curve: Click a point and then the curve. | |
Creating a symmetrical extension: Use the Sketch tools toolbar or click the center point and then the extremity point of a line that is a symmetrical extension to an existing one. | |
Creating an axis: Use the Sketch tools toolbar or click the axis first and second points. | |
Creating a point: Use the Sketch tools toolbar or click the point horizontal and vertical coordinates. | |
Creating a point using coordinates: Enter in the Point Definition dialog box Cartesian or polar coordinates. | |
Creating an equidistant point: Enter in the Equidistant Point Definition dialog box the number and spacing of the points to be equidistantly created on a line or a curve-type element. | |
Creating a point using intersection: Create one or more points by intersecting curve type elements via selection. | |
Creating a point using projection: Create one or more points by projecting points onto curve type elements. |