Drawing FreeForm Shapes - SmartSketch - Help

SmartSketch Help

PPMProductFamily
Engineering and Schematics
PPMProduct
SmartSketch
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Help
Version_SPEM_custom
9.0.0
Version_SSK
9.0(2015)

As you draw, you can place precisely defined lines, arcs, and circles by clicking and typing values in the ribbon. You can also use tools to quickly sketch a design and let the software convert it into a precision drawing.

FreeSketch  and FreeForm  allow you to quickly place fluid lines and let the software convert these into precision shapes. FreeSketch  draws lines, arcs, circles, and rectangles, and FreeForm  draws curves (splines). These commands can be found under Curve .

You can begin sketching anywhere on the drawing sheet. You can draw in free space or use key points or end points of elements as reference points.

How FreeSketch and FreeForm Work

As you drag the pointer, a rough sketch of your design appears. When you release the pointer, the software recognizes the shapes in your sketch and turns the sketch into a precise drawing. You can control the accuracy of the shape recognition using the ribbon options.

FreeSketch and FreeForm Options

FreeSketch Adjust controls how closely FreeSketch  interprets mouse movements. When Adjust On is set, the software interprets all lines as either horizontal or vertical, and all arcs as tangent. The first figure shows how the software interprets a rough sketch when Adjust On is set.

The next figure shows how the software interprets a rough sketch when Adjust Off is set.

FreeForm Smoothing controls how closely the software interprets mouse movements when drawing curves. The first figure shows how FreeForm interprets a rough sketch when Smoothing On is set.

The next figure shows how the software interprets a rough sketch when Smoothing Off is set.

See Also

Draw a Curve with FreeForm
Draw a Circle with FreeSketch
Draw a Line with FreeSketch
Draw an Arc with FreeSketch
Draw a Rectangle or Square with FreeSketch