2 Replies Latest reply on Sep 24, 2015 3:32 PM by Glenn Schroeder

    Auto transition on line not working as described

    Richard Edgar

      When i draw a line move away then click in end point it wont change to arc without right clicking left for me and clicking arc.  Do i have something set wrong.  Very new in solid works, going through tutors.

       

      Thanks

      Dick Edgar

        • Re: Auto transition on line not working as described
          Deepak Gupta

          Don't click on end point but bring your pointer back to end point after you move it away and this would start the arc. You can also use A and L to toggle between arc and line.

          • Re: Auto transition on line not working as described
            Glenn Schroeder

            As Deepak said, don't click on the endpoint.  From the start:

             

            1.  Activate the line command.

            2. Click to place the first endpoint of the line.

            3.  Move your cursor and click to place the other end (for the sake of this example, say you moved straight up).

            4.  Move your cursor away from this point, then back to the endpoint and hover.  The endpoint will turn into an orange ball.  Now move your cursor away from the point and you should be creating an arc.  When you moved your cursor away initially, if you moved it to the right, then the arc will be tangent to the vertical line and going to the right.  Same for left.