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User coordinate system (UCS)

UCS (user coordinate system) is a collection of work features (three workplanes, three axes, and a center point). But unlike Origin, there can be multiple UCS in a document, and you can place and orient them differently. When you create or modify objects in a 3D environment, you can move …

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3D Move and Rotate

Interactively positions grounded work points by dragging the triad in a planar move, axial move or rotate, free movement, or entering values along X, Y, or Z axes. Movement is controlled by the selected area of the triad. When you create or edit a grounded work point in a part or 3D …

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Work feature

Work features are abstract construction geometry used when geometry is insufficient for creating and positioning new features. To fix position and shape, constrain features to work features. Environments that use work features Work features are available in these environments: Work features in parts are parametrically attached to a feature. UCS can …

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Constrain curve to be perpendicular

The perpendicular constraint causes selected lines, curves, or ellipse axes to lie at 90 degrees to one another. On the ribbon, click Sketch tab  Constrain panel  Perpendicular Constraint  . Click the first line, curve, or ellipse axis. Click the second line, curve, or ellipse axis. Continue to place perpendicular constraints, or do one of …

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Constraint Settings dialog box – Relax Mode tab

Access Ribbon: Sketch tab  Constrain Panel  Constraint Settings: Relax Mode tab   OptionsSketch tab: Constraint Settings: Relax Mode tab Enable Relax Mode Sets the default behavior for Relax Mode. NOTE:You can also toggle Relax Mode On and Off from the status bar  or by pressing F11 in the 2D sketch environment. For more information refer …

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Geometric constraints

Constraints are automatically applied as you sketch. After the geometry is created, you can add one or more constraints to stabilize sketch shape or position. The lower right corner of the status bar displays the number of dimensions required to fully constrain a sketch. Apply constraints or dimensions to reduce …

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Sketch dimension reference

The Dimension command adds dimensions to a sketch. Dimensions control the size of a part. They can be expressed as numeric constants, as variables in an equation, or in parameter files. Access Ribbon: Sketch tab  Constrain panel  Dimension  Using the Dimension command, you can place the following types of dimensions:

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Parametric dimensions

Parametric dimensions are a type of constraint in the sketch environment. Parametric dimensions control the size and position of geometry. Dimensions are created automatically when you enter values in the input boxes during geometry creation or manually using the General Dimension command. Edit a dimension to change the size of …

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Silhouette curve

A silhouette curve is an associative 3D curve that represents the outer boundary of a body as determined by the direction vector. Faces that lie in the pull direction are ignored. To create a silhouette curve: Create or import a solid part. On the ribbon, click 3D Model tab  Sketch panel  Create 3D …

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