Solids | Auto-Profile (Part)

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Solids | Auto-Profile (Part)

What is Auto-Profile (Part)?

Add Auto-Profile (Part) is a tool to add or delete a sketch-loop and a Profile/Extrusion to a Part.


Do Visibility toolbar > Show Model in Mechanism to see the Auto-Profile Solids in a Mechanism-Editor.


To delete the Auto-Profile: do Add Auto-Profile again.

To edit the Extrusion: SHIFT+CLICK the Auto-Profile to see the Auto-Profile and Extrusion elements in the Selection-Window.

See also Auto-Profile (Mechanism)


Solids or toolbar > Auto-Profile (Part)

Command :

Solids menu > Add Auto-Profile (Part)

What to do :

This command toggles to do Add Auto-Profile or do Delete Auto-Profile.

1.Click Solids Toolbar > Add Auto-Profile

The Command-Manager has one selection-box.

2.Click a Part-Outline.

3.Click OK-tiny-11-15 in the Command-Manager.


If the Part does not have an Auto-Profile, then MechDesigner adds a sketch-loop and Auto-Profile.

If the Part does have an Auto-Profile, then we delete the Auto-Profile and the sketch-loop from the Part.

Auto-Profile in Mechanism-Editor

Auto-Profile in Mechanism-Editor

MechDesigner adds Auto-Profile sketch-loop and an Auto-Profile to the sketch-loop.

The shape of the sketch-loop is a function of the

Points in the Part that are referenced by Pin-Joints and/or Slide-Joints in the Mechanism-Editor.

if the Points are fully geometrically defined in the Part-Editor

Experiment to learn more details.

<<< The image shows the Auto-Profile (Pink) around a Slide-Joint and a Pin-Joint.

Auto-Profile in Part-Editor

Auto-Profile in Part-Editor

Notes: The Auto-Profile sketch-elements, to which we add the Auto-Profile, have different properties to those sketch-elements you add with the Part-Editor.

1.You cannot select, edit or delete the Auto-Profile sketch-elements or their constraints, in the Part-Editor

2.You can edit the Radius (dimension) of each Auto-Profile Arc to resize the sketch-loop around Points

<<< The image shows the sketch-loop around the Points in the Part that reference a Slide-Joint and also a Pin-Joint.

See also :

Add Auto-Profile (Mechanism), Extrusions, How to Select and Edit Extrusions, Delete a Profile

tog_minus To edit an Extrusion from an Auto-Profile