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sketching rectangles with non-vertical sides

123_456660123_456660 Member Posts: 31 EDU
I posted this a little while ago in improvement requests, but I think I should also post it here, as there is a chance that a solution already exists that I do not know about. https://forum.onshape.com/discussion/7865/sketch-rectangle-with-non-vertical-sides#latest

Comments

  • philip_thomasphilip_thomas Member, Moderator, Onshape Employees, Developers Posts: 1,205
    I think i may be able to help :)

    The trick is to delete the horizontal constraint :)


    Philip Thomas - Onshape
  • 123_456660123_456660 Member Posts: 31 EDU
    I already knew this, It just becomes a huge pain to delete all the constraints each time.
  • 123_456660123_456660 Member Posts: 31 EDU
    oh wait nvm. i thought there were 4 constraints.
  • bruce_williamsbruce_williams Member, Developers Posts: 284 PRO
    I think this shows some of Onshape's philosophy.  Why have a complicated interface with every option if the workflow is this simple?   I like it.
  • 123_456660123_456660 Member Posts: 31 EDU
    @bruce_williams you make a good point. having thought about how easy it was for me to learn os, it is the simplicity that makes os much better. you are right in what you said. I think this is what happened to ptc creo, and it takes more time in creo to search through the endless menus to find something that was made to save time.
  • owen_sparksowen_sparks Member, Developers Posts: 2,076 PRO
    We have a modifier key "alt" that constrains our corner point rectangle into a square...  Perhaps there could be another modifier to allow the non vertical sides.  We would need three clicks though, other wise we'd just have a line.  Scratch that idea, that was rubbish. 

    OK, take 2, how about a "Three Point Rectangle" tool, much like the existing three point circle function?

    Owen S
    Production Engineer
    HWM-Water Ltd
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