Summary of this Step

We want the shape to be a nice shape. Thus, we will add Tangent Constraints between the Lines and Arcs.

See video

tog_plusAdd Tangent Constraint

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Part-Editor > Constraints toolbar > Add Tangent constraint

The Constraints toolbar is to the right of the graphic-area in the Part-Editor.

When you must add a constraint between two sketch-elements, you can use two techniques.

TECHNIQUE 1

STEP 1: Click the first sketch-element – say an Arc
STEP 2: Click the second sketch-element – say a Line

Note:

If you accidentally miss the second sketch-element, MechDesigner cancels the first sketch-element. You must select the two sketch-elements again.

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TECHNIQUE 2

STEP 1: Hover + Click above the LineRed-14-1b and ArcRed-14-2 at the same time, together.
STEP 2: Click when the two sketch-elements become red

Note:

If you accidentally miss the second sketch-element, MechDesigner cancels the first sketch-element. You must select the two sketch-elements again.

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STEP 3: Do Technique 1 or 2 again for the five other Points.

 

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