Steering wheel beginner question

Pioneer
Pioneer

Hi all,

 

I am a beginner with Solid Edge. I use ST6 academic edition on my laptop.

I want to move the left corner of the selected sketch to the right corner of the solid with the steering wheel. I use https://soliddna.wordpress.com/part/steering-wheel/ and http://support.industrysoftware.automation.siemens.com/training/se/en/ST5/spse01520/using_the_steeri... as reference.

 

First problem, when I want to select my sketch I hover around the corner and launch Quick Pick. I can choose either the extremity of the curve or the sketch but to get the steering wheel, I must chose the latter. How can I be sure that the origin of the wheel is really on this point ?

Next, the steering wheel pops up but there are 3 axis and not 2 (pic 2). Why ?

 

Then, as described in the reference material, I click on a knob of one of the longer axis and take the mouse cursor to the destination point. I do have a little curved arrow at the cursor's place but there is no indication whatsoever that I am nearing a particular point (mid-point, end-point and the like) like the in the video I use as a reference.

 

What I am doing wrong? Thanks for your help.

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Re: Steering wheel beginner question

Esteemed Contributor
Esteemed Contributor

After the wheel appears move it to the "from" point by clicking the center of the wheel then the end point. Then pick the arrow, then the destination point. You should see symbols (keypoints) for mid, vertex, etc.

If you don't see keypoints make sure the circled button (see attached) is not set at "none".

Bruce Shand
ST9 MP8 - Insight - Win10 - K4200

Re: Steering wheel beginner question

Pioneer
Pioneer

Hi,

 

Thanks for your answer. The keypoint option was indeed set at "none".

 

Regards,

 

Alain.