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Sketcher Version 5 Release 14 Page 36

Modifying Sketches
This task shows how to use the Undo/Redo option or delete elements.

In case you did not save
the previous sketch,
open the
Getting_Started.CATPart
document.

Using the Undo/Redo Command
1. Click the Circle

icon from
the Profile

toolbar.

2. Position the

cursor until the

SmartPick detects

a constraint as

shown here.

3. Click in the

geometry and

drag the cursor to

create the circle.

● Note that when

SmartPick cursor

crosses a

fictitious horizontal

line that would go

● If you are not satisfied with your sketch. click the Redo icon from the Standard toolbar to go ahead in your sketch creation.. click the Undo icon from the Standard toolbar to go back in your sketch history creation. . ● If you have been too far in your sketch history creation. The circle is created as shown here.Sketcher Version 5 Release 14 Page 37 through a point. SmartPick snaps in order to remain horizontal to this point. ● In this case no constraint is created.

● Note that the place where you select the geometry to be deleted is important as it is the exact part . 7. Click Yes in the dialog box. from the Relimitations sub-toolbar in the Operation toolbar. 5. Select the line within the circle. 6. Double-click the Quick Trim icon . to make it permanent. A warning is displayed informing you that dimensional constraints cannot be deleted. Select the circle from the part outside the rectangle. ● The selected line and a circle part are deleted from the geometry.Sketcher Version 5 Release 14 Page 38 Deleting elements 4.

. ● You can also use the contextual menu to delete elements.Sketcher Version 5 Release 14 Page 39 that will be deleted.

In case you did not save the previous sketch. The Pad Definition dialog box is displayed and a pad preview is shown in the geometry area.Sketcher Version 5 Release 14 Page 40 Creating a Pad This task shows you how to exit the Sketcher workbench in order to create a pad. Enter 25 in the Length field. 4. .CATPart document. open the Getting_Started. Your sketch is displayed in the Part Design workbench. Click OK to validate the pad creation. Click the Pad icon . 3. 1. Select the Exit Workbench icon from the Workbench toolbar. 2.

outside the Sketcher. ● You can use the Sketcher icon to edit a sketch from the Pad Definition dialog box. use the Hide/Show contextual menu item or more quickly. Sketch Absolute Axis Now. . click the Hide/Show icon available in the View toolbar. For more information about that command. H or V direction) either in the specification tree or in the 3D Area. Then. refer to the Infrastructure User's Guide. you just need to select the absolute axis or one of its sub-elements (origin. To do so. you can hide or show your sketch absolute axis. see Creating a Positioned Sketch.Sketcher Version 5 Release 14 Page 41 The pad is created as shown here. for example in Part Design or in Generative Shape Design. ● It is also possible to position a sketch from the Part Design workbench.

Set the datum mode: Creates geometry with the History mode deactivated. Use the normal view option: Swaps to the normal view of the current document. Cut the part by the sketch plane: Cuts the part according to a selected plane so that some edges are made visible to help the sketch creation.Sketcher Version 5 Release 14 Page 42 Sketching from an Existing Part In this section of the tutorial. you will learn how to sketch from an existing part. Create a positioned sketch: Shows you how to position a sketch according to a given surface of an existing part. . You can also back directly to the first part of this tutorial and see how to Sketch from a New Part. Create an output feature: Creates elements which can be published and updated in the 3D area independently from the whole sketch.

select Insert -> .Sketcher Version 5 Release 14 Page 43 Creating a Positioned Sketch This task shows you how to position a sketch by selecting a surface from an existing part. ● Creating the sketch. ● Generating a Pad. Note that the part appears in the Part Design workbench. or 1. ● Creating a Pocket. open the Getting_Started1. 1. Positioning the Sketch If it is not displayed.CATPart document. ● Constraining the Sketch. Select the Sketch with Absolute Axis definition icon from the Sketcher toolbar. To do so this scenario is divided into five parts: ● Positioning the Sketch.

. Keep the Positioned option selected. 4. 5. Select Curve intersection in the Type field of the Origin area. The Sketch Positioning dialog box is displayed. Specify the reference plane for the sketch as shown here. 3. .2 either from the specification tree or the geometry area. Select Plane.. 6.Sketcher Version 5 Release 14 Page 44 Sketcher -> Sketcher. Select the part cylindrical surface to make its axis intersect with the absolute axis origin. from the menu bar. The Reference field now indicates the reference plane and the Type fields of the Origin and Orientation areas are now activated. 2.

Select Parallel to line in the Type field of the Orientation area. 8. Select the Output as shown here.Sketcher Version 5 Release 14 Page 45 7. .

Click ok in the Sketch Positioning dialog box. Click the Axis icon from the Profile toolbar. .Sketcher Version 5 Release 14 Page 46 9. Create an axis as shown here. Creating the Sketch You get automatically in the sketcher workbench and you are ready to sketch a profile. 2. 1.

Create a circle. simply keep holding the left mouse button between the arc of circle first and end points. 5. 4. . To create the arc of circle using the Profile command.Sketcher Version 5 Release 14 Page 47 3. Click the Profile icon from the Profile toolbar. Start drawing the profile in order to get a sketch like the one shown here.

The constraint has been applied as shown above. 4. Multi-select the arc of circle center and the circle. 2. Click the Constraint Defined in Dialog Box icon from the Constraint toolbar. click ok. . The Constraint Defined in Dialog Box dialog box is displayed. 3. Check Coincidence in the dialog box.Sketcher Version 5 Release 14 Page 48 Constraining the Sketch 1.

5. The Pad Definition dialog box is displayed. 3. Enter 10 in the Length field. . Click the Pad icon . Click the Exit Workbench icon from the Workbench toolbar. You are now back in the Part Design workbench and the sketch is displayed.Sketcher Version 5 Release 14 Page 49 Generating the Pad 1. Right-click in the Selection field. 4. Click Go to profile definition. 2.

Sketcher Version 5 Release 14 Page 50 The Profile Definition dialog box is displayed. Click the arrow to change its direction and solve the . Click ok in the warning dialog box. A warning dialog box is displayed to inform you that the profile is not valid. 6. 8. Select Sketch.3 from the geometry area. The Profile Definition dialog box is updated with the selected sketch. 7.

The profile is displayed as shown here. . Click ok in the Pad Definition dialog box to validate the pad creation.Sketcher Version 5 Release 14 Page 51 problem. The normal is now well positioned. 9.

5. The Pocket Definition dialog box is displayed back. 7. 4. Click the Pocket icon . Right-click the Selection field. 3. Click ok in the profile Definition dialog box. Click the arrow to have it displayed upwards. The Profile Definition dialog box is updated with the selected element. Keep the Up to Last option selected. Click ok in the Pocket Definition dialog box to validate the creation. Click Go to profile definition. The Profile Definition dialog box is displayed. 6. 2. Select the circle from the geometry area. .Sketcher Version 5 Release 14 Page 52 Creating a Pocket 1. The Pocket Definition dialog box is displayed. 8.

● To have more details on the Sketch positioning option see Creating a Positioned Sketch. . ● The pad has been created and its lines have been automatically relimited so that it is tangent with the first part.Sketcher Version 5 Release 14 Page 53 The pocket is created as shown here.