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Sketcher CreateSlot

Menu location
Sketch → Sketcher geometries → Create slot
Default shortcut
Introduced in version
See also
Sketcher CreateArcSlot


The Sketcher CreateSlot tool creates a slot, a closed polyline consisting of two semicircles connected by two parallel straight lines.


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

  1. There are several ways to invoke the tool:
    • Press the Create slot button.
    • Select the Sketcher → Sketcher geometries → Create Slot option from the menu.
    • The keyboard shortcut: G then S.
  2. The cursor changes to a cross with the tool icon.
  3. Pick the center of the first semicircle. Or with Pos-OVP: enter its X and/or Y coordinate.
  4. Pick the center of the second semicircle. Or with Dim-OVP: enter the distance between the centers and/or angle of the slot. The angle is relative to the X axis of the sketch.
  5. Pick a point to define the radius of the slot. Or with Dim-OVP: enter this radius.
  6. The slot is created and applicable Pos-OVP and Dim-OVP based constraints are added.
  7. If the tool runs in continue mode:
    1. Optionally keep creating slots.
    2. To finish, right-click or press Esc, or start another geometry or constraint creation tool.