Sketcher ConstrainDistance

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Sketcher ConstrainDistance.svg Sketcher ConstrainDistance

Menu location
Sketch → Sketcher constraints → Constrain distance
Workbenches
Sketcher
Default shortcut
Shift + D
Introduced in version
-
See also
Constrain horizontal distance, Constrain vertical distance


Description

Constrain distance constrains the length of a line, the perpendicular distance between a point and a line or the distance between two points to have a specified value.

Sketcher ConstrainDistance example.png

Usage

  1. Pick two points or one line or one point and one line.
  2. Invoke the command several ways:
    • Press the Sketcher ConstrainDistance.png Constrain distance button in the Sketcher toolbar.
    • Use the Shift + D keyboard shortcut. (D is for Distance)
    • Use the Sketch → Sketcher constraints → Constrain distance entry from the top menu.
  3. A pop up dialog opens to edit or confirm the value. Press OK to validate.

Note: the constraint tool can also be started with no prior selection. To set the perpendicular distance between a point and a line, the point needs to be selected first. By default the command will be in continue mode to create new constraints; press the right mouse button or ESC once to quit the command.

Hint

If applicable please consider using the Sketcher ConstrainDistanceX.svg Horizontal distance or Sketcher ConstrainDistanceY.svg Vertical distance constraints instead. These constraints are more robust and faster to calculate than the ConstrainDistance tool.

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