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Modify Sketch

Use the Modify Sketch tool to move, rotate, or scale an entire sketch. To move, rotate, scale, or copy individual sketch entities, use the Move, Rotate, Scale, or Copy entities tools.

To move a sketch:

  1. In an active sketch, click Modify Sketch art\MODFICON.gif (Sketch toolbar) or Tools, Sketch Tools, Modify.

  2. In the dialog box:

  • To move the sketch geometry incrementally, under Translate, type a value for X value and Y value and press Enter.

  • To move a specified point of the sketch to a specific location, under Translate, select Position selected point and click a point in the sketch. Type a value for X value and Y value and press Enter.

    The Modify Sketch tool translates the entire sketch geometry in relation to the model (including the sketch origin). The sketch geometry does not move relative to the origin of the sketch.

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    • To move a sketch in the graphics area, use the pointer:

      • Press the left-mouse button to move the sketch.

      • Point at the end points or center of the black origin to display one of three flip symbols. Right-click to flip the sketch on the X axis, the Y axis, or both.

Flip sketch along X axis

Flip sketch along Y axis

Flip sketch along both axis

  1. Click Close.

To rotate a sketch:

  1. In an active sketch, click Modify Sketch art\MODFICON.gif (Sketch toolbar) or Tools, Sketch Tools, Modify.

  2. In the dialog box:

    • Type a value for Rotate to set the rotation value and press Enter.

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    • Rotate a sketch in the graphics area with the pointer:

      • Press the right-mouse button to rotate the sketch around the black origin.

The speed you use to rotate determines by how much the angle increments. Slow motion increments the angle one degree at a time; quicker motion increments the angle by ten or more degrees at a time.

      • Point at the center point of the black origin to display a point symbol . Click and drag the center of rotation independently of the sketch, then rotate the sketch around the black origin.

You cannot move a sketch that has multiple external references. When a sketch has multiple external references, the pointer has a ? on the left button.

  1. Click Close.

To scale a sketch:

  1. In an active sketch, click Modify Sketch art\MODFICON.gif (Sketch toolbar) or Tools, Sketch Tools, Modify.

  2. In the dialog box, under Scale About, select:

  • Sketch origin. Applies a uniform scale about the origin of the sketch.

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  • Moveable origin. Scales the sketch about the moveable origin.

  1. Type a value for Factor, and press Enter.

    You cannot scale a sketch that has external references.

  2. Click Close.



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