TechDraw 2PointCenterLine

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TechDraw 2PointCenterLine.svg TechDraw 2PointCenterLine

Menu location
TechDraw → Add Lines → Add Centerline between 2 points
Workbenches
TechDraw
Default shortcut
None
Introduced in version
0.19
See also
Add Centerline to Face(s), Add Centerline between 2 Lines


Description

The 2PointCenterLine tool adds a center line between two Vertices (Points).

CL2PointsSample.png

Center line between 2 Points


Usage

  1. Select 2 Vertexes in a View.
  2. Press the TechDraw 2PointCenterLine.svg Add Centerline between 2 Points button
  3. A dialog will open where you can specify attributes of the new center line.
  4. A center line will be added between the 2 selected Vertices.

Editing Center Lines

Any of the centerline command buttons ( TechDraw FaceCenterLine.svg Add Centerline to Face(s), TechDraw 2LineCenterLine.svg Add Centerline between 2 Lines, TechDraw 2PointCenterLine.svg Add Centerline between 2 Points) can be used to edit any centerline.

  1. Select a center line.
  2. Press any center line command button.
  3. A dialog will open where you can change attributes of the centerline.
  4. Press OK to see your changes.

Properties

Cosmetic center lines have no properties of their own, as they are not Document Objects. They do have attributes that can be changed in the center line edit dialog. Not all attributes apply to all centerlines.

  1. Mode (radio buttons):
    1. Vertical: force center line vertical
    2. Horizontal: force center line horizontal
    3. Aligned: follow the general direction of the Edge for 2 Edge center line
  2. Shift Horiz: move the center line left or right of its normal position
  3. Shift Vert: move the center line up or down from its normal position
  4. Rotate: rotate the center line around its center (degrees. + CCW, -CW)
  5. Extend: make the center line longer by this amount
  6. Color: color of center line
  7. Weight: thickness of the center line
  8. Style: NoLine, Continuous, Dash, Dot, DashDot, DashDotDot

Scripting

See also: TechDraw API and FreeCAD Scripting Basics.

Cosmetic center lines are not accessible from macros or the Python console at this time.