Construction geometry refers to geometry that is used for reference in a design. Some examples of construction geometry include:
Construction geometry is sometimes required to properly position elements of a design. It is often created when there isn't an existing design element to reference at a desired location. There are many use cases for construction geometry. Some examples include:
- Creating a Construction Plane at the desired location for a new sketch.
- Creating a Construction Plane to use as a mirroring plane.
- Creating a Construction Axis at the center location for a circular pattern.
- Sketching a horizontal construction line between arc centers to keep them in alignment.
When exporting designs, construction geometry is only visible in the Shapr3D native format. For exported sketches, X_T, STEP, or IGES files, all sketch elements, including construction lines, will be skipped.