In this tutorial we will try to understand the use of line and rectangle tool in sketching in creo parametric. This tutorial explore the basics of these two tools so you can be able to draw the objects for other tutorials. First we will cover line tool and then we will cover rectangle tool.
In creo there are two options to draw a line and these options are listed below.
- Line chain
- Line tangent
To draw a line you need to specify the two points in creo parametric. The start point and the End point. First select the line tool ( you will see a cross “x” sign under mouse cursor) and then click at the point from where you want to start the line.
In creo parametric line toll generate a chain of lines with single selection of line tool.if you want to draw more lines then you can do it by just clicking at desired locations. But if want to stop using this tool, press middle mouse button or “Esc” key from key board.
To draw this line you need at least two curves. For this purpose draw two circles. Now select the tangent line option and then click at first circle and then click at second circle. This will generate tangent line automatically.
Rectangle can be drawn in different ways as we drew the circles. They are listed below and we will go through each one by one. First make a new file and select the front plan in main window and then click at sketch icon.
- Corner rectangle
- Slanted Rectangle
- Center Rectangle
Corner Rectangle tool
In sketching window, select the corner option. Now you need to click at two places. Both places will be the corner points of rectangle and lies at the diagonal f rectangle. Make first click then move the cursor a little and then make second click.
In this rectangle all opposite sides remain parallel to each other with interior angle 90 degree. But overall rectangle can be inclined or straight, just as corner rectangle. To draw this rectangle you first click at slanted rectangle tool and make an inclined line.
This inclined line will determine the angle of rotation from horizontal axis. After drawing the line just move the courser along one side of line and you will see a rectangle with size following your mouse cursor.
Let me first define the center of rectangle. It is a point where two diagonals of a rectangle cuts each other. To draw it first select this tool and then click anywhere in sketching window (for tutorial purpose). This point will be the center of rectangle. Now move the cursor and you will see a rectangle is being generated with your determine size.
It is the more general type of rectangle as other types can be a specific type of this. This tool gives you opportunity to draw a rectangle with two side perpendicular to some reference while other two are at some inclined angle. To draw it first select this tool then make a line and then move the cursor along any side.
The difference between slanted ad this rectangle is that In slanted rectangle, the interior angles remain 90 degree while in parallelogram it can be 90 or any other angle.