Sketcher CreateEllipseByCenter
Sketcher CreateEllipseByCenter |
Menu location |
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Sketch → Sketcher geometries → Create ellipse by center |
Workbenches |
Sketcher |
Default shortcut |
G E E |
Introduced in version |
0.15 |
See also |
Sketcher CreateArcOfEllipse |
Description
The Sketcher CreateEllipseByCenter tool creates an ellipse by its center, an endpoint of one of its axes, and a point along the ellipse. introduced in version 1.0: Or optionally by both endpoints of one of its axes and a point along the ellipse.
Ellipse (white) with internal geometry (dark yellow)
Usage
See also: Drawing aids.
Pos-OVP = Positional On-View-Parameters. introduced in version 1.0
Dim-OVP = Dimensional On-View-Parameters. introduced in version 1.0
- There are several ways to invoke the tool:
- Press the Ellipse by center, radius, rim point button.
- Select the Sketcher → Sketcher geometries → Create ellipse by center option from the menu.
- Use the keyboard shortcut: G then E, then E.
- The cursor changes to a cross with the current tool mode icon.
- The Ellipse parameters section (introduced in version 1.0) is added at the top of the Sketcher Dialog.
- Optionally press the M key or select from the dropdown list in the parameters section to change the tool mode:
- Center:
- Pick the center of the ellipse. Or with Pos-OVP: enter its X and/or Y coordinate.
- Pick an endpoint of one of the axes of the ellipse, this also defines one of its radii. Or with Dim-OVP: enter this radius and/or the angle of this axis.
- Pick a point to define the other radius of the ellipse. Or with Dim-OVP: enter this radius.
- Axis endpoints: introduced in version 1.0
- Pick the endpoints of one of the axes of the ellipse, this also defines one of its radii. Or with Pos-OVP: enter their X and/or Y coordinates. No constraints are created for these points.
- Pick a point to define the other radius of the ellipse. Or with Pos-OVP: enter its X and/or Y coordinate. No constraint is created for this point.
- Center:
- The ellipse is created, including a set of internal geometry (major axis, minor axis and two foci), and applicable Pos-OVP and Dim-OVP based constraints are added.
- If the tool runs in continue mode:
- Optionally keep creating ellipses.
- To finish, right-click or press Esc, or start another geometry or constraint creation tool.
Notes
- Elements of the internal geometry can be deleted. They can be recreated at any time with Sketcher RestoreInternalAlignmentGeometry.
- Once created, the major and minor axes of an ellipse are strict and cannot be swapped by resizing. This is a consequence of the solver parametrization and the same strict behavior of OpenCASCADE. An ellipse must be rotated to swap its axes.
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