WHAT IS 2D SYNCHRONOUS ?
2D Synchronous is a consistent way to edit 2D geometry in addition to the powerful parametric tools we are all familiar with. The real value here is that you now have choices to edit difficult geometry, and, in some cases, more efficiently than before.
HOW DOES IT WORK ?
Synchronous 2D operates directly on the geometry in a sketch in the same way that Synchronous 3D does model geometry. This means that you can apply and use traditional dimensions and constraints, or drag sketch geometry with the mouse, or use the new Synchronous 2D commands:
Move curve is the workhorse command useful for moving and rotating 2D sketch curves,regardless of how they were originally constrained!
Consider this very simple sketch:
MOVE CURVE IN ACTION
In the image below, notice that I’ve got the same edge selected and it’s ready to move some distance up from where it used to lie collinear with the circle center:
Now that you know what Synchronous 2D can do, more efficient sketch and model editing choices are there when you need them. Instead of picking through a tangled nest of 2D sketch constraints hoping to make just the right edit, you can now choose to make the edit directly.
Synchronous 2D can do a lot more than I’ve highlighted here, and I encourage you to explore the various commands to see how they can seriously improve your sketch and model edit productivity.
If you have 2 minutes, watch this video and this video from Siemens highlighting this new functionality.
Thanks for reading – if you have any questions on 2D Synchronous or any other issues, please don’t hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.