Creating a Draft from Reflect Lines

This task shows you how to draft a face by using reflect lines as neutral lines from which the resulting faces will be generated. In this scenario, you will also trim the material to be created by defining a parting element.
Open the VolumeDraft2.CATPart document.
  1. Click Draft Reflect line from the Volume drafts sub-toolbar.

    The Draft Reflect Line Definition dialog box is displayed and an arrow appears, indicating the default pulling direction. The default direction is normal to the face.
    You can click on the arrow to reverse the direction.
  2. Select the cylinder.

    The application detects one reflect line and displays it in pink. This line is used to support the drafted faces.

    The Support field is filled with the volume owning the selected face.

  3. Enter an angle value in the Angle field. For example, enter 11. The reflect line is moved accordingly.

  4. Click Preview to get an idea of what the draft will look like.

  5. Click More>> to access further options.

  6. Check Define parting element and select plane zx as the parting element.

  7. Click OK to confirm the operation.

    The element (identified as is added to the specification tree.

    For further information about limiting elements, refer to Creating Basic Drafts in Part Design documentation.