Sets options for defining a new path.
Displays the Sketch Properties Dialog Box, in which you can view properties for the path.
Displays the path in the active view and returns to the model with the place prismatic shape feature still enabled.
Cancels the changes you made and returns you to the model.
Modifies and moves the existing path. When you initially create a path, this option is available only after you place at least two points in the path. You can select the segment, turn, or multiple segments to which to make modifications.
Sketches the path or adds segments to an existing path.
Defines the origin on the cross-section for prismatic shape construction.
Specifies that you are currently defining the first point of the path segment.
End Point (Straight Line)
Specifies that you are currently defining the second point of a straight path segment.
End Point (Arc)
Specifies that you are currently defining the second point of an arc. This option appears only when Arc is selected in the Line Type list.
Third Point (Arc)
Specifies that you are defining the final point of an arc.
Specifies the type of line for the current segment in the path. To change the segment type, click a new type in the Line Type list.
Line Type Options
Defines the line type for the segment to be a straight line.
Arc by 3 Points
Defines the line type for the segment to be an arc. To define the arc, you must click three points in the view.
Specifies that you do not want the current segment of the path to have a line associated with it.
Activates options for selecting a working plane for the path.
Working Plane Options
Defines the work surface as the XY plane.
Elevation Plane: East-West
Defines the work surface as the XZ plane.
Section Plane: North-South
Defines the work surface as the YZ plane.
Plane by Turn
Defines the work surface as the plane defined by an existing turn. You select the turn to set the plane.
Plane by Three Points
Defines the work surface using three points that you define.
Clears any work surfaces. The software does not project points that you place to any plane.
Locks or unlocks the Angle box. Locking the corresponding angle value creates a constraint along which the selected turn angle can be moved.
Specifies the angle for the turn.
Locks or unlocks the Length box.
Specifies the length of the selected path segment.
Specifies the type of turn associated with the current path segment. The Turn Type option is unavailable if you select Arc or No Line in the Line Type list.
Turn Type Options
Indicates that no special turn type will be applied to the turn.
Specifies that the turn type between two segments is a bend. You can specify the angle of the bend in the Feature Value box.
Specifies that the turn type between two segments is a cornice. You can specify the radius of the cornice in the Feature Value box.
The following graphic includes an example of each of the available turn types:
Turn Type Value
Defines dimensions for the selected turn type.