Auto-Profile (Mechanism)

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Auto-Profile (Mechanism)

What is Auto-Profiles (Mechanism)?

Do Add Auto-Profile (Mechanism) to add one sketch-loop and one Auto-Profile / Extrusion to ALL Parts in a Mechanism-Editor.

Do Add Auto-Profile (Mechanism) again to delete ALL Auto-Profiles and sketch-loops from the Parts.


Do Visibility toolbar > Show Solids in Mechanisms to see the Solids in a Mechanism-Editors.

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)


Solids toolbar > Auto-Profiles (Mechanism)

Menu :

Add menu > Mechanism sub-menu > Solids sub-menu > Add Auto-Profiles

What to do :


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

1.Click Solids Toolbar > Add Auto-Profiles

Result :

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

Parts with Auto-Profiles.

Parts with Auto-Profiles.

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

Add Sketch-loops and Auto-Profiles / Extrusions to the sketch-loops

To all Parts in all kinematic-chains.


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

Delete Auto-Profiles and sketch-loops

From all Parts in all kinematic-chains

Auto-Profile sketch-elements:

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: Tangent-Constraints are not added between the Arcs and Lines of the sketch-loop

Video :

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