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Create 3D control vertex spline

Use the 3D Control Vertex Spline command to create 3D splines with a control frame located on the pick points. You can pick points in space or select predefined points. Use the Include command to copy vertices from a 2D sketch. NOTE:The spline is tangent to the control frame at …

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3D Sketch Bend dialog box

Using the Bend command, you can manually place tangent corner bends on 3D lines. Access Ribbon: 3D Sketch tab  Create Panel  Bend  Sets the radius for manually created bends in 3D sketch lines and included 2D geometry. Radius value Sets the radius for manually placed bends in 3D lines. Equal command The command …

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Change sketch properties

You can view or apply attributes for selected sketch geometry using the Geometry Properties dialog box, which is available in Parts and Assemblies. In Drawings, a similar dialog box called Sketch Properties is available. Color changes to selected geometry are visible after the geometry is no longer selected. You can …

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Sketch Properties toolbar reference

Displays, applies, or changes the line color, linetype, and lineweight of selected, or newly created sketch geometry The toolbar is available in 2D Sketch for parts, assemblies, and drawings, and in 3D Sketch for parts. It is available outside of sketch mode for parts and assemblies when you select a …

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Rotate dialog box autodesk inventor

Rotates the selected sketch geometry relative to a specified center point, or rotates a copy of the selected geometry. Constraints between the selected geometry and unselected geometry affect rotate results. Access Ribbon: Sketch tab  Modify panel  Rotate  Select Specifies the geometry to rotate. Turned on by default when you activate the Rotate command. …

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Copy sketch geometry

Copy selected geometry to the clipboard so that you can paste it into a sketch. You can copy selected geometry to the clipboard, and place one or more instances in the sketch. Click Sketch tab  Modify panel  Copy .The Copy dialog box opens with the Select command enabled. In the graphics window, select the …

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Geometry-Text reference autodesk inventor

Opens the Format Text dialog box for access to the iProperties and Parameters. Changes made in this dialog box is transferred to the Geometry-Text dialog box when OK is pressed. Disabled options are grayed out. Update Click to update the text in the graphics window. Changes to the text are …

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Projected loops autodesk inventor

You can project individual points and curves, and loops or a face (to project all loops on the face at once) to another feature. The projected geometry is associative to the parent geometry, unless you use the Break Link command to end the associativity. For example, a rectangular projection of …

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Create circular sketch pattern

Select the sketch geometry to pattern. Click the Axis command, and then select the point, vertex, or work axis to use as the pattern axis. Count Specify the number of elements in the pattern. Angle Specify the angle to use for the circular pattern. If appropriate, click More, and then choose one …

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