This book is intended for the user who needs to become quickly familiar with Sketcher product. The Sketcher User's Guide has been designed to show you sketch 2D elements.

This overview provides the following information:

Sketcher in a Nutshell

Sketcher application makes it possible for designers to sketch precise and rapid 2D profiles.

Before Reading this Guide

Before reading this guide, you should be familiar with basic Version 5 concepts such as document windows, standard and view toolbars. Therefore, we recommend that you read the Infrastructure User's Guide that describes generic capabilities common to all Version 5 products. It also describes the general layout of V5 and the interoperability between workbenches.

Getting the Most out of this Guide

To get the most out of this guide, we suggest you start reading and performing the step-by-step tutorial Getting Started. This tutorial will show you how to create a basic profile using SmartPick.
The next sections deal with various types of profiles and associated operations as well as more details on constraints that can be applied to these profiles. You may also want to take a look at the Workbench Description sections describing the Sketcher menus and toolbars at the end of the guide.

Accessing Sample Documents

To perform the scenarios, sample documents are provided all along this documentation. For more information about this, refer to Accessing Sample Documents in the Infrastructure User's Guide.

Conventions Used in this Guide

To learn more about the conventions used in this guide, refer to the Conventions section.