Summary of this Step

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

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tog_minusAdd Tangent Constraint

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Part-Editor > Constraints toolbar > Add Tangent constraint 1GS

The Constraints toolbar is to the right-side 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, we cancel the first sketch-element.

You must select the two sketch-elements again.

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TECHNIQUE 2

STEP 1: Hover + Click above the Line1s-red and Arc2s at the same time, together.

Click when the two sketch-elements become red

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If you accidentally miss the second sketch-element, MechDesigner cancels the first sketch-element.

You must select the two sketch-elements again.

STEP 3:

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

 

Step 3 is complete. There are six tangent constraints1s-red.

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