Sketcher ConstructionMode

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Sketcher AlterConstruction.svg Toggle construction geometry

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Description

This tool toggles sketch geometry from/to construction mode. It can be used on any type of geometry: line, arc or circle.

Construction geometry is an important tool of the sketcher. When using a sketch for a 3D operation, construction geometry is ignored.

In Sketcher EditSketch.svg Edit sketch, construction geometry is shown as blue, and won't turn green when a sketch is fully constrained. Once you Sketcher LeaveSketch.svg Leave sketch, construction geometry is hidden in the 3D view.

Construction lines can be used as rotation axis by the PartDesign Revolution.svg PartDesign Revolution feature.

Sketcher ConstructionMode fr 01.png

Usage

There are two ways of using this tool:

  1. Without having anything selected in the 3D view:
    • Invoke construction mode by clicking on the Sketcher ToggleConstruction.svg Toggle construction or by using the Sketch → Sketcher geometries → Sketcher ToggleConstruction.svg Toggle construction geometry entry in the Sketcher menu.
    • This will change the color for creating new geometric elements to blue.
    • Newly created geometric elements will now be created in construction mode.
  2. With one or more geometric elements selected in the 3D view
    • Invoke the Sketcher ToggleConstruction tool by clicking on the Sketcher ToggleConstruction.svg Toggle construction or by selecting it from the menu
    • The selected elements will now be changed to construction mode.
    • Afterwards newly created elements will again be normal geometry.

Example

Use Construction mode on some sketch elements,

Sketcher ConstructionMode fr 01.png

and once you Sketcher LeaveSketch.svg leave the sketcher editing mode, geometry that was turned into construction have become invisible in the 3D view (but are still present in the Sketcher editing mode).

Sketcher ConstructionMode fr 02.png

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