Hi there. I want to place some circles at a given distance of a curve (drawn with the Curve tool). The only I found is to define an offset curve (offset tool) and connect the center of the circles to this curve. The problem is I would like to maintain these relationships while editing the curve. But the offset curve doesn't update when the orginal curve gets modified. So it is not of any help. Alternatively I tried to define a distance between the center of a circle and a curve, but there seem not to be a way to define a distance along the normal of the curve... Is there any way to to want I want? Thanks a lot! Cedric.
Draw your circle and dimension from the center of the circle to the curve. Use the distance between tool, not the Smart Dimension. Select your circle first then before you select the curve click on the tangent icon in your edge bar. See attached image. David "Cedric Groyer" wrote in message news:firstname.lastname@example.org... > > Hi there. > > I want to place some circles at a given distance of a curve (drawn with > the Curve > tool). > The only I found is to define an offset curve (offset tool) and connect > the center > of the circles to this curve. > > The problem is I would like to maintain these relationships while editing > the curve. > But the offset curve doesn't update when the orginal curve gets modified. > So it is not of any help. > > Alternatively I tried to define a distance between the center of a circle > and a > curve, but there seem not to be a way to define a distance along the > normal of the > curve... > > Is there any way to to want I want? > > Thanks a lot! > > Cedric. > >
Cedric, I have attached an ST2 draft file that provides an indirect way. The attached file has multiple sheets. Step through the sheets to see how I accomplished this. If you want to look at the last sheet first just to get an idea of where this is going, do that first. Regards, Rick B.
David : unfortunately I can't see anything on the picture which seems almost completely white to me, whether I view it or download it, from both Firefox and IE.
I tried to follow the step sequence you wrote, but in this case the dimension is always between the circle's center and a specific point of the curve. While I want it to be at a certain distance from the curve. (I precise that the curve is of the spline type)
I run SolidEdge 2D Drafting. I think the version is 20, although I can't seem to find this info anywhere... the Software says version 100.00.00.133.
I am really eager to open the file you kindly sent me, but unfortunately, here again there is a problem : when opening the file, SE tells me "the requested file is opened exclusively and cannot be accessed at this time". And there is no way I found to open the file. (If I select "copy", it tells me "cannot open file"...)
Cedric, You have V100. The file I sent is a V102 file. The files are not backward compatable. You can return to the web site and download V102. Uninstall V100 virst. V103 will be out soon if you want to wait for it. We made some improvements in the UI in V103. Regards, Rick B.