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Numeric Sketch Input

You can specify numeric input as you create lines, rectangles, circles, and arcs.

Enabling Numeric Input

To enable numeric input:

  1. Click Options > Sketch.
  2. Select Enable on screen numeric input on entity creation.

Specifying Numeric Input

To specify numeric input:

  1. In a sketch, click Corner Rectangle (Sketch toolbar) or Tools > Sketch Entities > Rectangle.

  2. Click and release to start the rectangle, and then move the pointer.

    Fields appear for each side of the rectangle. One field is ready to accept numerical input.

  3. Type 1, and then press Tab in a 2D sketch, or Shift Tab in a 3D sketch.

    The width is set to 1 and focus changes to the other side.

  4. Type 2, and then press Enter.

    The rectangle is sized to the length you specified and the numeric fields disappear.



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