create command


sketch edge create keyword

Primary keywords:

automatic    by-points

Create an edge or a set of edges.


Automatically create edges from a background geometry present in a set. The background geometry usually represents an imported CAD geometry (e.g., a DXF or STL files).

by-points i1 i2 <keyword>

Create an edge between two points with the IDs i1 and ID i2.

add-control-point v2 <v2 ...> keyword

Add one or more control points at locations v2, a 2D coordinate vector (\(x, y\)). If given, this keyword must precede all other keywords. If edge type is not specified, by default the edge becomes a polyline with vertices at the control points. To change edge type, use Type keyword.

group s1 <slot s2 >

Assign the created edge the group name s1 (in slot s2 if provided, in the slot named Default if not).

ratio f

Set the ratio f (a number between 0.1 and 10.1), which is used to distribute zone lengths along the edge (each zone will be f of the size of the zone preceding it). This setting automatically propagates across dependent edges of regular blocks while Ratio-Isolate is false.

ratio-isolate b

The option only applies to the edges which form regular (3- or 4-sided) blocks.

Set the flag to control ratio propagation. Ratio settings propagate when false (the default). If set true a ratio assignment on this edge will not propagate to dependent edges.

size i

Set the number of zones on the edge. This setting automatically propagates across dependent edges of regular blocks.

type keyword

Specify the curve type of the edge.


This is the default type (a line).