Add / Update Polyline

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Add / Update Polyline

What is a Polyline?

A Polyline is a sketch-element that is a copy of the shape of a 2D-Cam or Gear-Pair.

If you edit the 2D-Cam or Gear-Pair, you must use this tool again to update the shape of the Polyline.

If you do Add Profile, you can select the Polyline to make an MD-Solid of the 2D-Cam or 3D-Cam.

Add Polyline & Update Polyline


Solids toolbar > Add / Update Polyline

Command :

Add menu > Mechanism sub-menu > Solids sub-menu > Add Polyline


To do Add Polyline:

1.Press ALT+H to put the MMA at 0°

2.Click Solids Toolbar > Add Polyline

In the Command-Manager, there is one selection-box.

In the graphic-area or Assembly-Tree:

3.Click a 2D-Cam or a Gear-Pair

The 2D-Cam or the Gear-Pair shows in the selection-box.

4.Click OK-tiny-11-15 in the Command-Manager.


The Polyline is now a child to the Part.


Update Polyline :

Do Add Polyline again if you edit the 2D-Cam or edit a Gear-Pair parameter

See also :

Add Profile, Add Hole

tog_minusDetailed: How to use Add Polyline