Sketcher CreateRectangle
Sketcher CreateRectangle |
Menu location |
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Sketch → Sketcher geometries → Create rectangle |
Workbenches |
Sketcher |
Default shortcut |
G R |
Introduced in version |
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See also |
Sketcher CreatePolyline |
Description
The Sketcher CreateRectangle tool creates a rectangle. introduced in version 1.0: The tool has four modes, two of which can also produce parallelograms. Rounded corners and creating an offset copy are optional features.
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:
- The cursor changes to a cross with the current tool mode icon.
- The Rectangle parameters section (introduced in version 1.0) is added at the top of the Sketcher Dialog.
- Optionally press the U key or check the Rounded corners checkbox to apply fillets to the rectangle. introduced in version 1.0
- Optionally press the J key or check the Frame checkbox to create a second offset shape. introduced in version 1.0
- Optionally press the M key or select from the dropdown list in the parameters section to change the tool mode:
- Corner, width, height:
- Pick the first corner of the rectangle. Or with Pos-OVP: enter its X and/or Y coordinate.
- Pick the opposite corner of the rectangle. Or with Dim-OVP: enter the width and/or height of the rectangle.
- Center, width, height: introduced in version 1.0
- Pick the center of the rectangle. Or with Pos-OVP: enter its X and/or Y coordinate.
- Pick a corner of the rectangle. Or with Dim-OVP: enter the width and/or height of the rectangle.
- 3 corners: introduced in version 1.0
- Pick the first corner of the rectangle. Or with Pos-OVP: enter its X and/or Y coordinate.
- Pick the endpoint of the first edge of the rectangle. Or with Dim-OVP: enter the length and/or angle of the first edge. The angle is relative to the X axis of the sketch.
- Pick the third corner, opposite the first, of the rectangle. Or with Dim-OVP: enter the length and/or angle of the second edge. The angle is relative to the first edge. Only if this angle is 90° will the result be a rectangle.
- Center, 2 corners: introduced in version 1.0
- Pick the center of the rectangle. Or with Pos-OVP: enter its X and/or Y coordinate.
- Pick the first corner of the rectangle. Or with Pos-OVP: enter its X and/or Y coordinate.
- Pick the second corner of the rectangle. Or with Dim-OVP: enter the length and/or angle of the edge between the first and the second corner. The angle is relative to the other edge connected to the first corner. Only if this angle is 90° will the result be a rectangle.
- Corner, width, height:
- If Rounded corners is selected: Pick a point to define the fillet radius. Or with Dim-OVP: enter it.
- If Frame is selected: Pick a point to define the offset distance. Or with Dim-OVP: enter it. If the offset is inward and larger than the radius, the offset shape will not have fillets.
- The geometry is created and applicable Pos-OVP and Dim-OVP based constraints are added.
- If the tool runs in continue mode:
- Optionally keep creating rectangles.
- To finish, right-click or press Esc, or start another geometry or constraint creation tool.
Sketcher
- General: Create sketch, Edit sketch, Attach sketch, Reorient sketch, Validate sketch, Merge sketches, Mirror sketch, Leave sketch, View sketch, View section, Toggle grid, Toggle snap, Configure rendering order, Stop operation
- Sketcher geometries: Point, Polyline, Line, Arc, Arc by 3 points, Arc of ellipse, Arc of hyperbola, Arc of parabola, Circle, Circle by 3 points, Ellipse, Ellipse by 3 points, Rectangle, Centered rectangle, Rounded rectangle, Triangle, Square, Pentagon, Hexagon, Heptagon, Octagon, Regular polygon, Slot, Arc slot, B-spline by control points, Periodic B-spline by control points, B-spline by knots, Periodic B-spline by knots, Toggle construction geometry
- Sketcher constraints:
- Dimensional constraints: Dimension, Horizontal distance, Vertical distance, Distance, Auto radius/diameter, Radius, Diameter, Angle, Lock
- Geometric constraints: Coincident (unified), Coincident, Point on object, Horizontal/vertical, Horizontal, Vertical, Parallel, Perpendicular, Tangent or collinear, Equal, Symmetric, Block
- Other constraints: Refraction (Snell's law)
- Constraint tools: Toggle driving/reference constraint, Activate/deactivate constraint
- Sketcher tools: Fillet, Chamfer, Trim, Split, Extend, External geometry, Carbon copy, Select origin, Select horizontal axis, Select vertical axis, Array transform, Polar transform, Scale transform, Offset geometry, Symmetry, Remove axes alignment, Delete all geometry, Delete all constraints
- Sketcher B-spline tools: Convert geometry to B-spline, Increase B-spline degree, Decrease B-spline degree, Increase knot multiplicity, Decrease knot multiplicity, Insert knot, Join curves
- Sketcher visual: Select unconstrained DoF, Select associated constraints, Select associated geometry, Select redundant constraints, Select conflicting constraints, Show/hide circular helper for arcs, Show/hide B-spline degree, Show/hide B-spline control polygon, Show/hide B-spline curvature comb, Show/hide B-spline knot multiplicity, Show/hide B-spline control point weight, Show/hide internal geometry, Switch virtual space
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