1 Reply Latest reply on Jun 7, 2013 1:28 PM by John Burrill

    Max a line between two contraints

    Laura Whittle

      Is there a way to automatically, make a sketch line the max length it can be?

       

      The line is constrained on each end to a different curve. I would like to make the line as large as it can be without actually calculating the distance!

       

      Thanks!

        • Re: Max a line between two contraints
          John Burrill

          Well, not directly, but you can do a little geometric setup to acheive that.

          Figuring that the line is going to be longest where one spline is a maximum and another is a minimum, you can deduce that the slope at these extrema will be horizontal.  So draw a horizontal construction line from your spline at a location near its maximum and add a tangency relation between the construction line and the spline.  Do the same thing for the spline below it and draw your line connecting the two construction lines.  Something like this:

          max_line_btw_splines.PNG