Part-Editor - Geometry menu and toolbar
In the Part-Editor, use the Geometry menu and toolbarto add sketch-elements.
See: to add constraints to and between sketch-elements.
In the Part-Editor, the Geometry toolbar is to the left of the graphic-area.
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ABOUT GEOMETRY - TOP-TIPS
Edit a Dimension
To edit a dimension:
|1.||If necessary, de-select Dimension and all commands. |
|2.||Double-click the arrowhead of the dimension or extension lines [ do not double-click the dimension number].|
Colour of Sketch-Elements in the Part-Editor [see also Application-Settings > Graphics > Display Colours ]
|•||Blue: sketch-elements are not fully-defined. |
|•||Black: sketch-elements are fully-defined [default colour]|
Colour of Sketch-Elements in the Mechanism-Editor [see also Application-Settings > Graphics > Display Colours ]
|•||Green: sketch-elements are Green if the Part-Outline is Green.|
|•||Blue: sketch-elements are Blue if the Part-Outline is Blue.|
Use CTRL+Z (Undo) or the Delete button:
|•||If one or more sketch-elements 'disappear', then CTRL+Z , possibly again and again.|
|•||If a sketch-element is Black, and it should be Blue, delete the sketch-element, and add it again. |
|•||If an angle dimension will not increase to be greater than 180º, then delete the dimension, move the sketch-element, add the dimension again.|
|•||If a dimension gets 'stuck' at 0, (angular or linear dimension) delete the dimension, and add the dimension again.|
To fix a Point: use the Lock & Specify check-box in the Point Vectors and Position dialog-box.
It is not possible to use the Lock and Specify check-box if the point has any another constraint.