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Free2D Tips Tip #3

Solid Edge has tools built in that makes it easier to draw. In many commands
you can hold the left mouse button down and drag the mouse to simplify the
steps in the command.
Try the following:
1. Click on the rectangle command. In the drawing window hold the left mouse
button down and drag the mouse. You will notice a red trace of where the
mouse is going. Let the left mouse button up. A rectangle will be drawn
using the red trace you see. If you have Maintain Relationships and
Relationship Handles turned on, the constraints will be added also. Now you
can dimension the rectangle to change the size. You do not have to worry
with the size as you place the rectangle.
2. This works with trim corner also. Draw two lines that cross eachother.
Click on the Trim Corner command. It will be under the flyout of the Trim
command. Hold the left mouse button down and drag across the two ends of the
lines you want to keep. When you let the left mouse button up, the lines
will trim to the corner. If you have Maintain relationships turned on, the
lines will be connected.
3. Put a fillet at the intersection of the two lines. Click on the fillet
command. Key in a radius. Hold the left mouse button down and drag across
the lines from 2 above. The fillet will be placed.
Have fun!
Rick B.

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Re: Free2D Tips Tip #3


Neat tips. Except I found that the fillet radius is not what is keyed in. However
the dimension can be changed after entering smart dim. I tried entering a 0.500
inch radius and crossing a rectangle corner and found that the placed radius was
proportional to the size of the corner sliced. I like the drag line rectangle and
corner crops. Thanks for the tips.
Gil Tellier
"Ricky Black" wrote:
>Solid Edge has tools built in that makes it easier to draw. In many commands
>
>you can hold the left mouse button down and drag the mouse to simplify the
>
>steps in the command.
>
>Try the following:
>
>1. Click on the rectangle command. In the drawing window hold the left mouse
>
>button down and drag the mouse. You will notice a red trace of where the
>mouse is going. Let the left mouse button up. A rectangle will be drawn
>using the red trace you see. If you have Maintain Relationships and
>Relationship Handles turned on, the constraints will be added also. Now you
>
>can dimension the rectangle to change the size. You do not have to worry
>with the size as you place the rectangle.
>
>2. This works with trim corner also. Draw two lines that cross eachother.
>
>Click on the Trim Corner command. It will be under the flyout of the Trim
>
>command. Hold the left mouse button down and drag across the two ends of the
>
>lines you want to keep. When you let the left mouse button up, the lines
>will trim to the corner. If you have Maintain relationships turned on, the
>
>lines will be connected.
>
>3. Put a fillet at the intersection of the two lines. Click on the fillet
>
>command. Key in a radius. Hold the left mouse button down and drag across
>
>the lines from 2 above. The fillet will be placed.
>
>Have fun!
>Rick B.
>
>

Re: Free2D Tips Tip #3

Gil,
Presetting the radius only works when you click on each line
individually. If you drag through the lines, I believe that the radius is
set by where the mouse crosses the first line.
--
Ken
http://grundey.blogspot.com
"Gil Tellier" wrote in message
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>
> Neat tips. Except I found that the fillet radius is not what is keyed in.
> However
> the dimension can be changed after entering smart dim. I tried entering a
> 0.500
> inch radius and crossing a rectangle corner and found that the placed
> radius was
> proportional to the size of the corner sliced. I like the drag line
> rectangle and
> corner crops. Thanks for the tips.
> Gil Tellier
>
> "Ricky Black" wrote:
>>Solid Edge has tools built in that makes it easier to draw. In many
>>commands
>>
>>you can hold the left mouse button down and drag the mouse to simplify the
>>
>>steps in the command.
>>
>>Try the following:
>>
>>1. Click on the rectangle command. In the drawing window hold the left
>>mouse
>>
>>button down and drag the mouse. You will notice a red trace of where the
>>mouse is going. Let the left mouse button up. A rectangle will be drawn
>>using the red trace you see. If you have Maintain Relationships and
>>Relationship Handles turned on, the constraints will be added also. Now
>>you
>>
>>can dimension the rectangle to change the size. You do not have to worry
>>with the size as you place the rectangle.
>>
>>2. This works with trim corner also. Draw two lines that cross eachother.
>>
>>Click on the Trim Corner command. It will be under the flyout of the Trim
>>
>>command. Hold the left mouse button down and drag across the two ends of
>>the
>>
>>lines you want to keep. When you let the left mouse button up, the lines
>>will trim to the corner. If you have Maintain relationships turned on,
>>the
>>
>>lines will be connected.
>>
>>3. Put a fillet at the intersection of the two lines. Click on the fillet
>>
>>command. Key in a radius. Hold the left mouse button down and drag across
>>
>>the lines from 2 above. The fillet will be placed.
>>
>>Have fun!
>>Rick B.
>>
>>

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