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This tutorial explains how to add a pitch circle to a TechDraw view. It assumes that the model is a PartDesign Body with at least three holes in a circular pattern. For the circle a separate sketch will be created. A similar procedure can be used in other situations and to add other annotation-like elements to TechDraw views.
Create the sketch for the circle
- Activate the PartDesign Body.
- If required: switch to the PartDesign Workbench.
- In the 3D view select the correct face belonging to the body.
- Create a new sketch with the PartDesign NewSketch command.
- The sketch will be attached to the selected face.
- Call the Sketcher External command.
- Select three circular edges (holes) from the body.
- Use the Sketcher Create3PointCircle command to create a circle constrained to the center points of the external geometry.
- The sketch should now be fully constrained.
- Close the sketch.
Create the TechDraw view
- Switch to the TechDraw Workbench.
- If you don't have one already: create a TechDraw page.
- Make sure the 3D view is properly aligned.
- Hold down the Ctrl key and in the Tree view select the body and the sketch that was just just created.
- Insert a new view by calling the TechDraw View command.
- Switch to the TechDraw page.
- Select the circle.
- Call the TechDraw DecorateLine command.
- Change the Style and Weight of the circle.
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