Part Modeling > Engineering Features > Round > To Relocate a Radius Using a Reference
To Relocate a Radius Using a Reference
In addition to dragging an anchor or typing and selecting location ratios, you can relocate a radius by snapping to a vertex or to a datum point.
1. Click Model > Round. The Round tab opens.
2. In the graphics window, select the placement references for the round.
3. Select the radius anchor of a Variable round that you want to relocate.
* You cannot relocate radii that the system places at the ends of round pieces.
4. Hold down the SHIFT key and drag the radius anchor to snap it to a vertex or to a datum point. As you drag, notice that the reference is pre-highlighted as your cursor moves over it. This enables you to target the correct reference.
On the Sets tab, the system selects Reference in the box below Location and populates the Radius table Location collector with the reference information.
5. To relocate the radius, hold down the SHIFT key and drag the anchor to unsnap it from the reference. You can then either snap it to another reference, drag the anchor to a preferred location, or type or select a new location ratio from the Location column on the Sets tab.
6. The radius is relocated. You can continue to work with rounds or click .
If you prefer to relocate a radius from the Sets tab, select the radius to relocate in the Radius table # column and select Reference from the Location box (located to the right under the table). After the location collector activates, select the vertex or datum point from the graphics window. You can also activate this collector using the Location Reference shortcut menu command.
To quickly identify a radius from the Sets tab, place your cursor over a radius number on the Radius table # column. The system dynamically highlights each radius, enabling you to select it.
If you want to use a datum point, but one is not present, you can create one without closing the Round tool by clicking Round > Datum > Point and opening one of the Datum Point tools.
As you work in the graphics window, you can use Clear from the shortcut menu to clear all references from the active collector.
To remove a reference from within a collector, select the reference that you want to remove, and with your cursor still in the collector, right-click and choose Remove from the shortcut menu.