Glossary

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 sub-elements 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 two-dimensional 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.