Dimension/constrain on-face sketch sketches relative to the edge of the face

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nyholku
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Dimension/constrain on-face sketch sketches relative to the edge of the face

Postby nyholku » Fri Nov 10, 2017 6:10 pm

Hi,

I'm using 0.17 / Qt5 version (detail below) on MacOs Yosemite / MacBook Pro.

After lots of experimenting and googling I still have not solved some very basic issues:

I create (sketch ) a rectangle, I pad (extrude) it to create a box. I then click one of the faces of the box and click sketch 'create new sketch'. On that sketch I create, for example, a circle.

But how do I constrain/dimension that relative to the box/rectangle edge?

Also where I can set the 'points' (corners, vertexes) to a larger size.

wbr Kusti







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Re: Dimension/constrain on-face sketch sketches relative to the edge of the face

Postby meme2704 » Fri Nov 10, 2017 6:27 pm

Hi kusti
In the toolbar you have 2 useful tools, the first is used to transform 1 edge into construction lines, the 2nd is used to draw 1 construction line (in blue on the sketch)
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nyholku
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Re: Dimension/constrain on-face sketch sketches relative to the edge of the face

Postby nyholku » Fri Nov 10, 2017 6:47 pm

Thanks! That worked for me.