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3D Lines

You can create lines in 3D sketches.

To create a line in a 3D sketch:

  1. Click 3D Sketch art\3D_SKTCH.gif (Sketch toolbar) or Insert, 3D Sketch.

In new parts, the view changes to Isometric.

  1. Click Line art\LINETOOL.gif (Sketch toolbar) or Tools, Sketch Entities, Line.

  2. In the PropertyManager, under Options, select either:

  • For construction to create a 3D construction line.

  • Infinite length to create a 3D line of infinite length.

  1. Click in the graphics area to start the line.

    The 3D Line PropertyManager appears and the pointer changes to .

    Each time you click, the space handle appears to orient your sketch.

  2. If you want to change planes, press Tab.

  3. Drag to where you want the line segment to end.

  4. To continue the line, select the end point and press Tab to change to another plane if necessary.

  5. Drag the second segment and release the pointer.

To modify the line by dragging:

  • To change the length of the line, select one of the endpoints and drag to lengthen or shorten the line.

  • To move the line, select the line and drag the line to another position.

To change the line properties:

    In a 3D sketch, select a line and edit its properties in the Line Properties PropertyManager.



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