Used to create edge on a solid by drawing a line, line string, block, circle, shape, imprinting a curve, or by creating an offset copy of an existing edge. The solid, including the newly created edges, vertices, and faces, may be modified with the Modify Solid Entity tool.
By default, the tool recognizes the nearest faces of solids and aligns the drawing plane with the selected face.
The name of the tool settings window changes with the selection of icon in it.
Based on geometry, the AccuDraw Compass orients itself automatically when selecting edges or faces to make drawing on a solids more accurate and intuitive. This eliminates the need for preliminary AccuDraw orientations prior to activating the tool. For the Imprint Curves option, you can select a face located behind another by entering one or more Resets.
Edges created with this tool may be deleted using the Delete Solid Entity tool.
|Draw Shape or LineString on Solid icon||
Where the drawn line, or line string, does not connect with an existing edge of the face, it is extended to the existing edge automatically.
|Draw Circle on Solid icon|
|Draw Block on Solid icon|
|Imprint Element on Solid icon|
|Imprint Offset Solid Edges icon||
You can locate edges inward (towards the solid) by moving the AccuDraw Compass. However, you cannot locate edges outward (away from solid or negative values for the Distance setting).
|Close Element||(Draw Shape or LineString on Solid only) Closes the element between the first and last points.|
|Edge to Edge||(Draw Shape or LineString on Solid only) The first data point click determines the start point of the line. If an edge or vertex is selected, moving the AccuDraw Compass slightly selects the face to draw on (and orients AccuDraw relative to the face). If the solid is selected by clicking the data button on a face, the face is selected automatically.|
|Profile|| Sets the behavior of the profile after the feature
|Method||(Imprint Offset Solid Edges only) Sets the method used to select edges to be offset.|
|Distance||(Imprint Offset Solid Edges only) Sets the distance between selected edges and the drawn edges.|
|Variable Link||Variables dialog.|
|Mode||(Imprint Offset Solid Edges only) Sets the type of offset for the edges:|