The Point PropertyManager appears
when you create a new reference point
or edit an existing reference point. When you select items, the SolidWorks
software attempts to select the appropriate point construction method.
For example, if you select a face, SolidWorks selects the Center
of Face construction method in the PropertyManager.
You can always select a different type of point construction method.
The PropertyManager controls the following properties:
Displays the selected entities used to create a reference point.
Arc Center. Creates
a reference point at the center of the selected arc or circle.
Center Of Face.
Creates a reference point at the center of gravity of the selected face.
You can select planar or non-planar faces.
Creates a reference point at the intersection of the two selected entities.
You can select edges, curves, and sketch segments.
a reference point from one entity projected onto another. Select two entities:
the entity to project and the entity onto which to project. You can project
points, endpoints of curves and sketch segments, and vertices of solids
and surfaces onto planes and faces (planar or non-planar). The point is
projected normal to the plane or face.
Along curve distance
or multiple reference point. Creates a set of reference points
along edges, curves, or sketch segments. Select the entity and create
the reference points using these options:
Enter the distance/percentage
value according to distance. Set a distance or percentage value
to create the reference points. If the value is too large to create the
specified number of reference points, a message warns you to set a smaller
Creates the number of reference points spaced at the distance you set.
The first reference point is created at this distance from the endpoint,
not on the endpoint.
Creates the number of reference points spaced at the percentage you set.
Percentage means percentage of the length of the selected entity. For
example, select a 100mm-long entity. If you set the number of reference
points to 5 and the percentage to 10, the 5 reference points are spaced
10 percent of the total entity length (or 10mm) apart from each other.
Evenly distributes the number of reference points on the entity. If you
edit the number of reference points, the reference points update their
position relative to the starting endpoint.
of reference points. Set the number of reference points to create
along the selected entity. The reference points are created using the
selected Distance, Percentage,
or Evenly Distribute option.