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How do I enter coordinates?

lougallolougallo Member, Moderator, Onshape Employees, Developers Posts: 1,995
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  • paul_breedpaul_breed Member Posts: 16
    How do I enter coordinates?   IE I have a flange with holes at specific locations and I want to make a mating part.   how do I do this woithout laboriously dimensioning each hole from the origin..  IE draw a circle at 1,1  1,2    3.5,4     etc....

  • colemancoleman OS Professional Posts: 244 ✭✭✭
    @paul_breed  Are you familiar with how onshape allows multiple parts to be created in the same part studio?
  • andrew_troupandrew_troup Member, Mentor Posts: 1,584 ✭✭✭✭
    @Coleman : Partly to assist with seeing where Paul's coming from, I suspect this question should be considered in parallel with the concurrent and related question "DIMENSIONS WHILE SKETCHING" 
  • colemancoleman OS Professional Posts: 244 ✭✭✭
    @Andrew_Troup:  Yes  :)
  • mahmoud_2mahmoud_2 Member Posts: 24 ✭✭
    I do kinematic synthesis nowadays, and it is extremely critical to be able to do that. I asked and I know it's not available for now along with 3D sketching. 
    A workaround I use is to plot your point and use dimension tool to set the coordinates from the origin point in both X and Y direction. It works pretty well. It takes time that's all 

    I'm passionately waiting for 3D sketching btw
  • _Ðave__Ðave_ Member, Developers Posts: 712 ✭✭✭✭
    lougallo Another nice tip, I wasn't aware of all that the use command was for. I see a lot of ironcad type functionality developing here. Nice!
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