construction elements are not taken into account when creating features, note that they do not appear outside theSketcher.Geometrical Constraints: When Active, the Geometrical Constraint option command creates GeometricalConstraint when sketching elements.
When Active, the Dimensional Constraint option commandallows forcing a dimensional constrain on one or more profile type elements, When you usethe value fields in the
toolbar for creating profile.
COLORS and GRAPHICAL PROPERTIES
Grey: Construction Element
Elements that are internal to, and only visualized by,the sketch. These elements are used as positioning references. These elementscannot be visualized in the 3D and therefore cannot be used to generate solidprimitives.
Yellow: Non-Modifiable Element
For example, uses edges. These elementscannot be modified, graphically speaking.
A subgroup of elements actually selected (theSelect icon is similarly active).
Element not changed
Fixed Element & Iso-Constrained Element
Over constrained Element
Using Smart Pick
SmartPick is a smart and easy way to use positioning tool, which will assist you when usingmost of the commands for creating Sketcher geometrical elements. SmartPick will give youhigher productivity by decreasing the number of the interactions necessary for positioningthese geometrical elements. According to the various active options, you can create thegeometrical constraints that are equivalent to the snapping you performed. SmartPick willreturn information via symbols.
Using SmartPick, you will easily specify a location: somewhere on the grid, usingcoordinates, on a point, at the extremity point of a curve, at the midpoint of a line, at thecenter of a circle or an ellipse, all over a curve, at the intersection point of two curves, alignedat a vertical/horizontal position, on the fictitious perpendicular line through a line end point,any of the above cases possibly combined together, whenever possible. Youwill
specify this location by providing information using the contextual menu.