michav wrote: ↑
Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:38 am
1. how to automatically mate a reference line to the midpoint of a sketch line
No real automatic way. Midpoints are not supported. The best way is as explained by @kisolre to add an extra point and constrain it to be symmetric between the 2 line endpoints. You can do that by just selecting the line + the extra point and clicking on symmetry constrain.
In case it may help, I attach (very) basic macro that will add midpoint in this way to all selected lines on a sketch. You can bind the macro with an icon and a keyboard shortcut if you use it very often.
2. automatic constraints not working properly (its checked in my options but my lines are not automatically snapping to midpoints)
Auto-constraining works correctly in the extent of the supported constraints.
3. how to display sketch's and planes from one body, if im working on another body
Basically just make them visible in the tree view.
4. if I am working on sketch B, how to snap to points in sketch A? is there a way to do this without the use of shapebinder?
The other way is to use Sketcher CarbonCopy
(as Harry told). Each way has its pros & cons.
chrisb wrote: ↑
Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:32 pm
I am not familiar with the Solidworks notions, so you may need to explain better what you have done.
In SolidWorks, when your mouse pointer is close to a line midpoint, a "handle" appears there and you can use it as a snapping
point to eg. start or end a line.
You are talking about snapping and sketches. These two don't go together.
Don't totally agree with that. Mainly when using auto-constraining, there is some snapping effect (in the general meaning of the word). Say when you start a line, if you're close enough to an endpoint, it will add coincidence. Close enough to an edge it will add a point-on-line. Etc.