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3.1.6.4.6.2.  Example

In the following a hand wheel shall be drawn and all needed steps explained:

  1. Draw the first view on the front cube face. With click on a cube face you can turn it in the foreground anytime and then edit.

    Draw first view

    Draw first view

  2. Select a color.

  3. Select the circle function.

  4. Click into the center point of the drawing with the left mouse button and then drag out a black circle with pressed left mouse button.

    Drag out circle

    Drag out circle

  5. Select the erasing color.

    Erasing color selected

    Erasing color selected

  6. Leave the already selected circle function.

  7. Click into the center point of the drawing again and drag out a little bit smaller "white" circle with pressed mouse button.

    Drag out white circle

    Drag out white circle

  8. Select the color again.

    Select black

    Select black

  9. Select the brush.

  10. Select the line thickness 16.

  11. Draw the spokes.

  12. Click on the right cube face.

    -> The view turns in the foreground. Now draw the second sketch view.

    Draw second view

    Draw second view

    [Note] Note

    The more characteristic a feature is, the less sketches are needed. The hand wheel for example is so typical that actually one sketch is sufficient.

  13. Draw a second view of the hand wheel using the brush. The needed option is already selected.

    Draw second view

    Draw second view

  14. Close the 2D sketching dialog box with Commit or Commit and Search.

  15. Under Project selection -> Search in select the desired setting (here in the example "Current selection (DIN)").

  16. Settings:

    • Search template: In the list field, select Search by Sketch (monochrome).

  17. Click on the button Start search.

    Search results

    Search results

    -> The search results are listed below.

    When you move the mouse cursor over a line, different icons are displayed (context dependent):

    Open:

    The part is opened in the Part view of PARTdataManager.

    Load as first part:

    The part is added to the part comparison and furthermore marked as first part, thus is loaded into the 2D/3D comparison. The line is marked with an icon .

    Load as second part:

    The part is added to the part comparison and furthermore marked as second part, thus is loaded into the 2D/3D comparison. The line is marked with an icon .

    Add to part compare:

    The part is added to the part comparison. The line is marked with an icon .

    Export to CAD:

    The icon is only displayed at single parts (characteristics), not at part families: With click on the icon the respective part is transferred to the CAD system.

    You can find detailed information on Part comparison under Section 3.1.6.10, “ Part comparison ”.

[Note] Note

The history of created sketches is saved and displayed on the left side in the Sketch search (2D) dialog box. So you can easily later use the sketches again and - if needed - edit (adjust) before.