Sketching Conics

To sketch conics:

  1. Click Conic Tool_Conic_Sketch.png (Sketch toolbar) or Tools > Sketch Entities > Conic .
    The pointer changes to pointer_conic_sketch.png.
    If you click Auto tangency in the Conic PropertyManager, you can skip step 4. With this option enabled, the Conic tool applies tangency at each endpoint and selects the top vertex of the curve.
  2. In the graphics area, click the first endpoint for the conic curve as shown.
  3. Click the second endpoint as shown.
  4. Drag the pointer, then click to set the top vertex of the conic curve.
  5. Drag the pointer, then click to set the Rho value.
    As you move the pointer, the conic curve's Rho value changes.
    Reference points are displayed for the curve's shoulder and top vertex.