A


autoconstraint 
A constraint applied automatically by the assistant to one
or several elements that you are sketching. 
autodetection 
An assistant for visualizing and, if needed, creating constraints
between elements using the Sketcher. 


C


Cartesian coordinate 
The coordinates of an element defined according to the
horizontal and vertical position of this element. 
chamfer 
A cut through the thickness of the feature of an angle. 
composite mark 
This mark is the result of either the intersection of a 3D
geometry component containing several subelements or of a face
projection/offset. 
constraint 
A geometric or dimension relation either on one element or between two
or three elements. 
construction element 
A construction element is an element that is internal to,
and only visualized by, the sketch. This element is used as positioning
reference. It is not used for creating solid primitives. 
control point 
A control point is a point which a spline (tangent) passes
through. 


D


driving constraint 
A constraint that drives the behavior of the corresponding
geometry. 


E


external constraints 
Constraints between a selected element and other elements
in the sketch. 


I


internal constraints 
Constraints on a selected element or between a group of
selected elements. 
isobarycenter 
A center of gravity created between previously selected
elements. 


O


offset 
A distance at which a duplicated line type element or
curve type element can be positioned. 


P


polar coordinate 
The coordinates of an element defined according to the
radius and the angle of this element. 
profile 
An open or closed shape including arcs and lines created
by the profile command in the Sketcher workbench. 


R


rotation 
An operation for moving elements via duplication. 


S


scaling 
An operation that resizes features to a percentage of
their initial sizes. 
sketch 
A set of geometric elements created in the Sketcher
workbench. For instance, a sketch may include a profile, construction lines
and points. 
SmartPick 
An assistant for visualizing and, if needed, creating
constraints between elements using the Sketcher. 
standard element 
Any type of element. 
symmetry 
An operation for repeating elements. 


T


translation 
An operation for moving elements or creating several
copies of twodimensional elements. 
trace 
A result from the intersection between an element and
sketch face. 


U


use edge 
A 2D trace resulting from a 3D projection or intersection. 

