Auto-Profiles (Mechanism))

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Auto-Profiles (Mechanism))

Auto-Profiles (Mechanism)

Auto-Profiles are MD-Solids. Do Auto-Profiles (Mechanism) is a toggle command.

Enable Add Auto-Profiles (Mechanism) to:

add quasi-sketch-loops* and Auto-Profiles / Extrusions to ALL Parts.

Disable Add Auto-Profiles (Mechanism) to:

delete the Auto-Profiles/Extrusions and the quasi-sketch-loops* from ALL Parts.

* quasi-sketch-loops:

you cannot edit or delete the sketch-elements or their constraints

you cannot add Joints to their Lines or Points

you can edit the Radius (dimension) at each Joint.

Note: we do not add for you Tangent constraints between the Arcs and Lines of each sketch-loop.


To see Extrusions (MD-Solids) in Mechanism-Editors.

Enable Visibility toolbar > Show Solids in Mechanisms

To edit an Extrusion you cannot see:

SHIFT+CLICK the Auto-Profile in the graphic-area, edit the Extrusion from the Selection-Window.

Add Auto-Profiles (Mechanism)

What to do :


Parts with Auto-Profiles.

Parts with Auto-Profiles.

To Add Auto-Profiles or to Delete Auto-Profiles.


1.Click Add menu > Mechanism menu  > Solids menu > Add Auto-Profile (Mechanism)


1.Click Solids Toolbar > Add Auto-Profiles (Mechanism)


2.Click the graphic-area


This command toggles: The Rule to add or delete the Auto-Profiles is:

IF ≤ 50% of the Parts have Auto-Profiles:  

Add quasi-sketch-loops and Auto-Profiles / Extrusions ...

... to all Parts in all kinematic-chains in the active Mechanism-Editor.

The colors of the Auto-Profiles are different from each other.


IF > 50% of the Parts have Auto-Profiles:

Delete Auto-Profiles and quasi-sketch-loops ...

... from all Parts in all kinematic-chains in the active Mechanism-Editor.

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