Sketcher: Dividi

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Sketcher Split

Menu location
Sketch → Sketcher tools → Split edge
Workbenches
Sketcher
Default shortcut
G Z
Introduced in version
0.20
See also
Sketcher Trimming

Description

The Sketcher Split tool splits an edge. If the edge is a closed curve (i.e. a circle, an ellipse or a periodic B-spline) it is converted to an open curve (an arc, an arc of ellipse or a non-periodic B-spline respectively).

Usage

See also: Drawing aids.

  1. There are several ways to invoke the tool:
    • Press the Split edge button.
    • Select the Sketcher → Sketcher tools → Split edge option from the menu.
    • Use the keyboard shortcut: G then Z.
  2. If there is a previous selection it is cleared. The tool does not accept a pre-selection.
  3. The cursor changes to a cross with the tool icon.
  4. Click an edge at the point where it should be split.
  5. If the original edge is a line or an open curve, two new edges are created connected by a Coincident constraint. For closed curves a new open curve is created, the new point then does not receive a Coincident constraint. Existing applicable constraints are transferred to the new edge(s). See Notes.
  6. This tool always runs in continue mode: optionally keep splitting edges.
  7. To finish, click in an empty area in the 3D view, right-click or press Esc, or start another geometry or constraint creation tool.

Notes

  • A Coincident constraint is applied to the center points of new arcs.
  • Radius and Diameter constraints are copied to new arcs (resulting in a redundancy).
  • Coincident constraints and Point on object constraints are transferred to the closest new edge.
  • Horizontal and Vertical constraints between points are transferred to the closest new edge.
  • Horizontal and Vertical constraints attached to lines are copied to new line segments.
  • Parallel and Perpendicular constraints are copied to new line segments, for new arcs they are only copied to the closest.
  • Horizontal distance, Vertical distance and Distance constraints are transferred to the closest new edge.
  • Angle, Symmetric and Block constraints are currently not transferred.