iLogic Tutorial for the iDrawer – 07

iLogic Tutorial – 07 – Wrapping up the Dovetail Profile Sketch

Now trim off the ends of the lines similar to what you did earlier when trimming the dado rectangles on the front and side profile sketches…

iLogic Tutorial for the iDrawer Page Seven Image 01 - Trimming The Line

..and like before, when you finish trimming, you need to right click and choose Split from the context menu and split both angled lines at the lines just created…

iLogic Tutorial for the iDrawer Page Seven Image 02 - Split Tool

…leaving you with a sketch that looks similar to the one below. The status bar in the lower right hand corner of the screen should now read “Two dimensions needed”, and your sketch should look similar to the one below…

iLogic Tutorial for the iDrawer Page Seven Image 03 - iLogic Dimensions Needed

 Now grab the Collinear Constraint tool from the Constrain panel select both segments of each split line. Splitting a line causes one of the segments to become angularly unconstrained, and if your intent is to still have a straight, albeit segmented line, then using the Collinear constraint will do the job quite nicely.

iLogic Tutorial for the iDrawer Page Seven Image 04 - Collinear Constraint

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