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  • Cimatron E 6.0 - Sketcher

  • Cimatron E 6.0 Sketcher i

    Table of Contents Sketcher .........................................................................................................................................................1

    Sketcher......................................................................................................................................................1

    Sketcher Basics ..........................................................................................................................................1

    Sketcher Basics ......................................................................................................................................1

    Accessing the Sketcher...........................................................................................................................2

    The Sketcher Toolbar..............................................................................................................................2

    Sketcher Popup Menu.............................................................................................................................4

    Importing a Sketch ..................................................................................................................................5

    Exporting a Sketch ..................................................................................................................................5

    Exiting the Sketcher ................................................................................................................................5

    Defining Preferences...............................................................................................................................6

    Dynamic Constraints...................................................................................................................................6

    Dynamic Constraints ...............................................................................................................................6

    Dynamic Constraints: Alignment with Existing Entities...........................................................................8

    Aligning Points Vertically or Horizontally.............................................................................................. 10

    Dynamic Constraint Lines: Horizontal or Vertical Alignment ............................................................... 12

    Dynamic Constraint Lines: Snap Points............................................................................................... 14

    Creating Geometry .................................................................................................................................. 14

    Creating Geometry............................................................................................................................... 14

    Creating Lines ...................................................................................................................................... 15

    Creating Circles.................................................................................................................................... 25

    Creating Points..................................................................................................................................... 43

    Creating Ellipses .................................................................................................................................. 43

    Creating Boxes..................................................................................................................................... 47

    Creating Splines................................................................................................................................... 49

  • ii Sketcher Cimatron E 6.0

    Creating Symmetrical Entities .............................................................................................................. 50

    Creating Offset Curves......................................................................................................................... 51

    Creating Corners.................................................................................................................................. 52

    Adding Geometry for Part / Assembly.................................................................................................. 56

    Adding Geometry for Drafting .............................................................................................................. 57

    Adding Reference Entities.................................................................................................................... 57

    Construction Entities ............................................................................................................................ 60

    Editing ...................................................................................................................................................... 62

    Editing Entities ..................................................................................................................................... 62

    Deleting an Entity ................................................................................................................................. 62

    Moving Entities..................................................................................................................................... 63

    Editing Sketch Orientation.................................................................................................................... 66

    Editing a Sketch Plane ......................................................................................................................... 67

    Duplicating Entities............................................................................................................................... 69

    Rotating Entities ................................................................................................................................... 72

    Mirroring Entities .................................................................................................................................. 74

    Moving a Point ..................................................................................................................................... 77

    Editing Lines......................................................................................................................................... 78

    Editing Circles, Arcs, Ellipses............................................................................................................... 80

    Editing Splines ..................................................................................................................................... 82

    Constraints............................................................................................................................................... 86

    Adding Constraints............................................................................................................................... 86

    Fully Constraining / Over-Constraining the Sketch.............................................................................. 87

    Constraints and Edit Actions................................................................................................................ 90

    Show Constraints ................................................................................................................................. 92

    Delete Constraints................................................................................................................................ 93

  • Cimatron E 6.0 Sketcher iii

    Breaking Constraints............................................................................................................................ 95

    Constraining Lines ............................................................................................................................... 95

    Constraining Circles, Arcs and Ellipses ............................................................................................. 110

    Constraining Points ............................................................................................................................ 115

    Constraining Splines .......................................................................................................................... 122

    Trimming ................................................................................................................................................ 130

    Trimming Entities: Overview .............................................................................................................. 130

    Trimming Entities ............................................................................................................................... 131

    Trimming Length ................................................................................................................................ 132

    Dimensioning ......................................................................................................................................... 133

    Dimensioning the Sketch ................................................................................................................... 133

    Fully Constraining / Over-Constraining the Sketch............................................................................ 134

    Assigning