Placing Points

Point Types

  • Layout Point
  • Control Point
  • Centerline Point
Additional Types can be added to the eV_Point family. To use the added Types, place the Family through normal family placement steps or add them to the eVolve Family Browser

  1. Starting Point Number - Starting Point Number, as points are placed they will sequence to the next available number. Can be changed later in the Point Manager
  2. Description - Planned Description that will be exported with the point file. Can be changed later in the Point Manager

Place Layout Point

The Place Layout Points function allows manually placement of points and is intended to be used with a mouse. While this function is quick and easy to use it may not be as precise as other methods.

  1. From the ribbon, click eVolve Mechanical and click Place Layout Points from the Layout Points panel.
  2. From the Place Layout Points window, enter a value in the Starting Point Number dialog box and optional Enter a value for Description dialog box, then click OK.
  3. From the drawing area, click location to place the point.
  4. Continue clicking with the mouse to place additional points.
  5. Once complete, press ESC to exit the Place Control Points function.
The number for additional points will automatically increment based off the previously placed point.

Place Control Point

The Place Control Points function allows manually placement of points and is intended to be used with a mouse. While this function is quick and easy to use it may not be as precise as other methods.

  1. From the ribbon, click eVolve Mechanical and click Place Control Points from the Layout Points panel.
  2. From the Place Control Points window, enter a value in the Starting Point Number dialog box and optional Enter a value for Description dialog box, then click OK.
  3. From the drawing area, click location to place the point.
  4. Continue clicking with the mouse to place additional points.
  5. Once complete, press ESC to exit the Place Control Points function.
The number for additional points will automatically increment based off the previously placed point.

Place Centerline Point

The Place Centerline Points function allows manually placement of points and is intended to be used with a mouse. While this function is quick and easy to use it may not be as precise as other methods.

  1. From the ribbon, click eVolve Mechanical and click Place Centerline Points from the Layout Points panel.
  2. From the Place Centerline Points window, enter a value in the Starting Point Number dialog box and optional Enter a value for Description dialog box, then click OK.
  3. From the drawing area, click location to place the point.
  4. Continue clicking with the mouse to place additional points.
  5. Once complete, press ESC to exit the Place Control Points function.
The number for additional points will automatically increment based off the previously placed point.


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