The 2D Layout for 3D Design workbench enables you to create 2D
geometry.


Before You Begin Creating 2D Geometry in 2D Layout for 3D Design: You should be familiar with important concepts.

Create a profile: Use the Tools Palette or click to define lines and arcs. 

Create a rectangle: Use the Tools Palette or click the rectangle vertices one after the other. 

Create an oriented rectangle: Use the Tools Palette or click to define a first side for the rectangle and then a point corresponding to the rectangle length. 

Create a parallelogram: Use the Tools Palette or click to define a first side for the parallelogram and then a point corresponding to the parallelogram length. 

Create an elongated hole: Use the Tools Palette or click to define the center to center axis and then a point corresponding to the curved oblong profile length and angle. 

Create a cylindrical elongated hole: Use the Tools Palette or click to define the center to center circular axis and then a point corresponding to the curved oblong profile length and angle. 

Create a keyhole profile: Use the Tools Palette or click to define the center to center axis and then two points corresponding to both radii. 

Create an hexagon: Use the Tools Palette or click to define the hexagon center and dimension. 
Create centered rectangles: Use the Tools Palette to define the rectangle center and dimensions.  
Create centered parallelograms: Use the Tools Palette to define a first side for the parallelogram and then a point corresponding to the parallelogram length.  

Create a circle: Use the Tools Palette or click to define the circle center and then one point on the circle. 

Create a three point circle: Use the Tools Palette or click to define the circle start point, second point and end point one after the other. 

Create a circle using coordinates: Use the Circle Definition dialog box to define the circle center point and radius. 

Create a tritangent circle: Click three elements one after the other to create a circle made of three tangent constraints. 

Create a three point arc: Use the Tools Palette or click to define the arc start point, end point and second point one after the other. 

Create a three point arc with limits: Use the Tools Palette or click to define the arc start point, end point and second point one after the other. 

Create an arc: Use the Tools Palette or click to define the arc center, then the arc start point and end point. 

Create a spline: Click the points through which the spline will go. 
Connect curves with a spline: Click the first, then the second element to connect.  

Create an ellipse: Use the Tools Palette or click to define the ellipse center, major semiaxis and minor semiaxis endpoints one after the other. 

Create a parabola by focus: Click the focus, apex then the two extremity points. 

Create a hyperbola by focus: Click the focus, center and apex, then the two extremity points. 

Create a conic: Click the desired points and eccentricity for creating an ellipse, a circle, a parabola or a hyperbola, using tangents, if needed. 

Create a line: Use the Tools Palette or click the first and second points of the line. 

Create an infinite line: Use the Profile toolbar or click the first and second points of the infinite line. 

Create a bitangent line: Click two elements one after the other to create a line that is tangent to these two elements. 

Create a bisecting line: Click two lines. 
Create a line normal to a curve: Click a point and then the curve.  

Create a point: Use the Tools Palette or select the point horizontal and vertical coordinates. 

Create a points using coordinates: Enter in the Point Definition dialog box cartesian or polar coordinates. 

Create 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 curvetype element. 

Create a point using intersection: Create one or more points by intersecting curve type elements. 

Create a point using projection: Create one or more points by projecting points onto curve type elements. 