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Sketch Mode

cadmandocadmando Member Posts: 68 ✭✭
Just a very broad question, as I have been testing Onshape for the last two weeks in a professional environment.

In Sketch Mode,what are the two most useful Tools. ( Not including the most used ie line, dims, circle ect. )

The two I find most useful are:

1:   Point
2:   Coincident

Looking forward to seeing yours

Graham

Comments

  • andrew_troupandrew_troup Member, Mentor Posts: 1,584 ✭✭✭✭
    Hard to say which are most useful, 'cos it depends so much on what I'm modelling

    But here are my favourites:

    Symmetric constraint (incredibly versatile, endless applications)

    Sketch patterns (after the enduring horrors of Solidworks sketch patterns, such a delight to use)
  • cadmandocadmando Member Posts: 68 ✭✭
    Andrew
    Yes I fully agree, the Patterns Tool is very powerful and versatile, it is also available in the model environment. How do rate the Right Mouse Click in all environments, I find this a very powerful tool throughout Onshape.
    Once you think you know your way around Onshape (but not yet a fluent user) many hours can be spent exploring all the hidden tools and using the Right Mouse Click.

    Graham 
  • andrew_troupandrew_troup Member, Mentor Posts: 1,584 ✭✭✭✭
    I agree that RMB is powerful in Onshape (although arguably Solidworks' RMB is even more so - and suits visual thinkers better, with icons for the most common choices)

    A strange omission from the RMB menu in Onshape, in sketches particularly, is "Delete".
    A lot of sketching could be done without recourse to the keyboard, if that omission was rectified. 
  • 3dcad3dcad Member, OS Professional, Mentor Posts: 2,441 PRO
    My most used favourites would be coincident and equal constraints, I have even set quick buttons for these in 3d mouse.

    And features that makes me smile every time I get to use them are pattern, mirror and use/project.

    The one in the opposite side is 'Select other' that requires too many clicks to perform..

    //rami
  • andrew_troupandrew_troup Member, Mentor Posts: 1,584 ✭✭✭✭
    3dcad said:
    ..............

    ..... features that makes me smile every time I get to use them are pattern, mirror and use/project.

    The one in the opposite side is 'Select other' that requires too many clicks to perform..

    Amen to that, brother!

     It seems to me to go much broader than that:

    at present, I reckon the whole selection deal is Onshape's snaggle-toothed stepchild.
  • viruviru Member, Developers Posts: 619 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November 2015
    @cadmando , My most used favorites would be
    1:   Use command
    2:   Coincident constraints
    3:   Equal constraints 
    4:   Copy sketch.



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