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Trim PropertyManager

Use the Trim PropertyManager to select a trim type and control other trimming options.

You can trim any 2D sketch.

To open the Trim PropertyManager:

  1. Right-click a sketch and select Edit Sketch.
  2. Click Trim Entities Tool_Trim_Entities_Sketch.gif (Sketch toolbar) or Tools > Sketch Tools > Trim.

The Trim PropertyManager includes the following options:

Power Trim

Select Power Trim PM_trim_power_trim.gif to do the following:
  • Extend sketch entities.
  • Trim single sketch entities to the nearest intersecting entity as you drag the pointer.
  • Trim one or more sketch entities to the nearest intersecting entity as you drag the pointer, and cross the entity.

Video: Power Trim - Trim


Select Corner PM_trim_trim_corner.gif to modify two selected entities until they intersect at a virtual corner.

Factors governing the Corner trim option include:
  • The sketch entities can be different.
  • The trim operation can extend one sketch entity and shorten the other, or extend both sketch entities.
  • Behavior is affected by which end of the sketch entities you select.
  • Behavior is not affected by the order in which you select the sketch entities.
corner_trim_virtual01.gif corner_trim_virtual02.gif

Trim away inside

Select Trim away inside PM_trim_trim_away_outside.gif to trim open entities that:
  • Cross two selected boundaries.
  • Exist between two selected boundaries.
  • Exist within a closed sketch entity.
Factors governing Trim away inside include:
  • The sketch entities you select as the two bounding entities can be different.
  • The sketch entities you select to trim must either:
    • Intersect each bounding entity once.
    • Not intersect the two bounding entities at all.
  • The trim action removes any valid sketch entities inside the selected boundaries.
  • Only open sketch segments are valid sketch entities to trim.
trim_inside_04.gif trim_inside_05.gif trim_inside_06.gif
trim_inside_01.gif trim_inside_02.gif trim_inside_03.gif

Trim away outside

Select Trim away outside PM_trim_trim_away_inside.gif to trim open entities that exist outside two selected boundaries. Factors governing Trim away outside include:
  • The sketch entities you select as the two bounding entities can be different.
  • Boundaries are not limited by the endpoints of the sketch entities you select.
  • The trim action removes any valid sketch entities that lie outside the selected boundaries.
  • If the sketch entity to trim intersects either of the bounding entities once:
    • It trims the section outside the bounding entity.
    • It extends the section inside the bounding entity to the next entity.
  • Only open sketch segments are valid entities to trim.
trim_outside_01.gif trim_outside_02.gif trim_outside_03.gif
trim_outside_04.gif trim_outside_05.gif  

Trim to Closest

Select Trim to closest PM_trim_trim_to_closest.gif to trim or extend the selected sketch entities. Factors governing Trim to closest include:
  • Remove the selected sketch entity up to the closest intersection with another sketch entity.
  • Extend the selected entity. The direction in which the entity extends, depends on the direction you drag the pointer.

Video: Trim to Closest

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